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Fancy scaring the bejesus out of the trick or treaters this year?

Take inspiration from a West Yorkshire baker's gruesome horror movie cake pops.

Miss Insomnia Tulip, from Leeds, said: "I'm a massive horror fan so for Halloween I thought I would do girls from horror films. Most women in horror are the 'victims' so I tried to find some who weren't, not that easy."

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She explains how to create the creepy cake pops: "Firstly I make an all-butter Madeira sponge then I crumble that up and mix with buttercream icing and a good tablespoon of raspberry jam."

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"When I have a Playdoh-like consistency I sculpt the characters," she adds. "I try and get as much detail as I can at this stage as this helps with the final process."

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"The 'naked' pops are then frozen for 24 hours. After freezing they are removed from the freezer and I insert the sticks using melted white chocolate. Then its back to the freezer for another two hours."

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"I then melt a beaker of white chocolate. Taking the pops straight from the freezer I plunge them into the bath of melted chocolate three times to give them a thick crisp smooth shell. Once again it's back to the freezer for another couple of hours."

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"Next I add the hair. This is made from coloured chocolate, for example Carrie's hair is made from Orange Chocolate buttons."

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"Then it comes to painting the figures. I use a secret 100% edible solution which enables me to paint on chocolate.

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"I mix this with edible dust colours to create edible paints. I then paint away."

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"When dry the pops can be placed in their little bags et voila!"

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Which of Miss Insomnia Tulip's horror movie cake pops would you most like to bite into? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Words: Anna Pollitt. Pictures: Rex Features/Miss Insomnia Tulip

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