Creepy Millipede Cake

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I get asked a lot of questions about cakes. One of the most common questions I get is, “What can you do with a 9×13 cake?  I don’t want to bake a layer cake.”


I happen to really, really like layer cakes.  Might even have a small obsession with them.  Like making them twenty five layers and rainbow inside obsession.

But every now and then its nice to just make a cake like mom made.

Well, minus the creepy millipedes.

You know what I mean.

So I found this picture of a giant millipede.

photo from here

That sucker is like a foot long.  I do not like looking at pictures of creepy crawly things but I do like you so I sucked it up and moved forward.

This cake is a marriage between wanting to make something fun out of a regular old 9×13 cake and wanting to do something seasonal. (Halloween)

Hence the creepy crawly millipede cake.


After icing the cake with white frosting, I just added some black food coloring to the remaining frosting.  I always use *Americolor Gel Food Coloring when I need to achieve deep, rich color.



Since I am more familiar with the tiny millipedes in real life, I knew I wanted to add some to this cake.  They are what really got me… since those little rollie pollie ones look EXACTLY like the real thing.

Pretty much my skin has been crawling for a week now.


So there you have it.  I see a Cake Challenge post in the futuree.  Maybe even a candy post.  Maybe I will just snuggle up next to this cake in bed because its so beautiful.

But that might be weird.

I do know one thing, and that is that I have a few more Halloween cakes to share!

Hope you like Halloween as much as me!

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  1. says

    Wow I totally missed this post, maybe because I’ve been out of it since Monday morning..
    That thing is CREEPY! EEKK! Those are one of my least favorite bugs they totally freak me out and make me want to run for the hills. I don’t know that I could eat a cake with that on it. Couldn’t eat it right now anyways if I wanted to or not LOL.

  2. says

    Definitely creepy! This is one bug that used to scare the daylights out of me when I was a kid. I still get goose bumps when I see one. Perfect for Halloween.

  3. Gabi says

    are you going to post the “making of”? or how does it look inside? or something else??? Mmmmm looks soooooooo great!

  4. Mary C. says

    My girls said the cake was too creepy for them and that a boy would like it!!! It is for me too, but it is a perfect Halloween cake. I cannot believe you made all those little legs.

  5. says

    If this wasn’t ON a cake (and your blog:)), I would think it was real! The teeny ones around the cake…I don’t know if I could eat them?!?! Maybe with my eyes closed:)

  6. SweetSugarBelle says

    LOL, this is about the only scary critter I dont have day to day access too. You really captured it!

  7. Nabiya says

    Terrifying!!!! I swear my INSIDES are crawling at the close up pictures of the legs and tiny rolled up ones. ACK! You’re amazing!