Rankle, a mummified sphinx cat, Rose, an undead raccoon hybrid with a crooked fork for a left hand, and Edgar, a tall, bushy-tailed werewolf, comprise the trio of wisecracking beasts constantly at the throats of each other and whatever guests McConnell invites to feast on her creations. Rose is a particular standout, with her bright pink bow and loud personality. "I'm in love with Rose," McConnell says. "I don't have children and she's like the child I would want. She's this beautiful, mangy little creature. I feed actual raccoons outside my house every night, and she's the embodiment of them, just with talking."
The show, like McConnell herself, is an amalgamation of a number of genres: There's a loose plot that weaves itself in between irreverent segments showcasing caramel spiders and eyeball cookies, and a number of recurring characters including a hunky love interest, a homicidal sister, whispers of a serial killer on the loose, and a ghost played by Dita Von Teese, whom McConnell counts among her friends in real life. Curious Creations is part-DIY show, part-fantastical comedy, and perfect for anyone intrigued by the strange and unusual.
McConnell began her career as an Instagram-famous creator of the strange and unusual with a familiar kind of epiphany. "I'm trying to think of a really nice, diplomatic way to say it," she explains, "but, I was a bad secretary and I got fired, and I was like, this isn't working. Baking was just a silly, fun hobby that I started. My dad, at one point, talked to me and said, 'There's no money in cakes, it's not gonna pan out.' My mom is very supportive and encouraging, and she told him to shush."
She actually didn't start baking seriously until she saw Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, whose white cake scene inspired her to go home and whip up the same layered, frosted confection for herself. From there, it was just a matter of finding her own aesthetic, going viral by decorating her parents' house with giant eyes and a mouthful of teeth for Halloween, and the people of the internet started clamoring for more.