I used a can of sprite and one box of cake mix. That made 2 round cakes to make the shape of a brain. Then I melted a whole bag of mini marshmallow in the microwave. Kneaded it with confectioners sugar. PAin in the butt!! Turned out like taffy. Colored it and rolled it. Placed the strips all around the cake which I might add was covered in pf ef frosting. Dark corn syrup and red food coloring for gore.