Bat Cake {Surprise Inside Cake!}

filed under: Miscellaneous on October 19, 2010

I am really getting into the Halloween spirit huh?

This cake was a little different for me, because I knewexactlywhat I wanted inside, but had NO IDEA what to do with the outside!



And even though the outside of this cake is just supposed to be pretty enough to pass for “please dont let people look at the outside and want to puke” I ended up loving it!

And it was really, really easy to do! Which is great cause when stuff is complicated my brain hurts.

I’m a simple girl I tell you. Simple!


The inside, on the other hand, was not as simple. There was lots of carving and lots of scraping and me getting out a toothpick to move around fine little cake crumbs.

But I like it too.

I think.


Can you tell what it is? My hubby did right away! He said, “Some diamonds lined up?”

*banging head against wallrepeatedly*

Um, no. Its supposed to be a bat.  A Surprise Inside Cake with a BAT!


Oh well. At least it tasted ok.

It was white sheet cake (adapted from a recipe at that I cannot seem to find for the life of me) and my favoritechocolatecake ever andchocolatefrosting.


The top design is simply my glaze icing and the little tiny bit of chocolate for the bird and branch is left overchocolatefrosting.

Even if you dont tackle the bat (heh, heh, tackle a bat, now that would be funny to see) I hope you will try the tree and bird design. It is really forgiving and will make such an impact!


(I justcouldn’tresist that big ole knife in there. I think thats about as scary as I get!)

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  • Barbara says:

    Honestly….MEN! I saw the bat right away!
    Once again, you have left me speechless! Although I must admit, if I had kids still at home, I would give this gem a try!

  • Izza says:

    I could tell that it was a bat right away! its such a nice idea! Although I dont think I could ever manage to make that, though

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    You.Are.AMAZING!!! Amanda! Wow! Wow! Wow!

  • Amy says:


  • Margaret says:

    WHAT a GREAT cake!!!

  • Paul Byron Downs says:

    Although the finished cake looks delicious, there is something simple and refreshing about the first picture with the outline.

  • Allie says:

    Hey Amanda! Stopping by to tell you that I am featuring this today as party of the Making It With Allie Features! COme on by and pick up a button for your “street-cred”

  • kelli says:

    That is TOO cute! And looks so very complicated! Awesome job. Very, very awesome. 🙂

  • Amanda says:

    Totally awesome! I could tell it was a bat! But how did you make the bat shape like that? I would love to try.

  • Celeste Jenkins says:

    OMG I am in love with your blog! SO glad to be “introduced” to it! 🙂 I will be a regular follower for sure! Take care!

  • Irene says:

    So pretty on the outside and cute on the inside.
    The bat is missing a crucial part of its anatomy. Add the ears next time and no one will mistake it for diamonds. 🙂

  • Merlotti says:

    Wow – what a lot of comments! This cake is brilliant and so obviously a bat inside (that’s men for you) – would love to give it a go, but fear I’d eat all the ingredients before completion. Well done you!

  • Eliana says:

    Love the fun surpise inside this cake.

  • GarEli says:

    Que pastel tan hermoso!!!

  • Foodista says:

    Very nice and artistic, especially the inside of the cake. Nicely done.

  • Marcie says:

    I can tell it’s a bat and think this is amazing! I also think it could look like a golden snitch, if you’re a harry potter fan.

  • Kathleen says:

    I just want to know how you did the bat inside! I have a cake order for a bat next week and THAT would be awesome! But how…?

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