Creepy Millipede Cake

filed under: Miscellaneous on September 27, 2011

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.

But every now and then it’s nice to just make a cake like mom made.

Well, minus the creepy millipedes.

You know what I mean.



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.

I baked a Chocolate Cake and covered it in Whipped Vanilla Buttercream.

I used a large open round tip to pipe out the body of the millipede, then went back in with a #3 tip and piped the mini millipede’s.


So there you have it.  The creepiest Millipede Cake of all time.

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  • Lucy Lean says:

    eeek that is amazing – did you pipe every leg?!

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  • Niki says:

    That is nasty!!

    • Amanda says:

      I know. 🙂

  • Renee 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.

  • Barbara 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.

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  • Cookies says:

    Very creative! I’ve wanted to create something creepy for halloween and this is perfect. Great detail on the legs!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!!

  • Tickled Red says:

    Ok, I am slightly wigging out over this one. Cool… but I feel the need to brush my arms and shoulders 😉

    • Amanda says:

      I know EXACTLY what you mean!

  • Gabi says:

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

  • 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.

  • Sue 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:)

  • SweetSugarBelle says:

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

  • 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!

  • Nicole (Life's a Batch) says:

    I’m torn between what is scarier – the cake, or the black mouth that would come from eating a piece with the actual millipede on it? LOL. I so always love your Halloween ideas!

  • Karen @ Trilogy Edibles says:

    Love this and I’m going to feature it tomorrow on my blog.

  • PJ says:

    Smart kids. I thought, “How creepy can it be?” and was all ready to rename it the “More For Me Cake.” Indeed, more for you. I can’t even look at it again!!

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  • JD Fong says:

    That is the grossest cake I have ever seen. Last year I had a major millipede infestation along the side of my house and it looked just like this (actually worse). Some of those squiggly worms always find their way into the house. OOHHH. I wouldn’t eat that yucky cake either. LOL

  • Lois lynch says:

    I want to make a corn chowder that calls for oyster crackers being mashed & used as I assume as a thickening. I am celiac & can’t do that. What should I do? I thought about corn starch but don’t know how much to use. Love seeing your recipes that I can eat. Also cakes, muffins, cookies & etcare very dry. Is there someway I can put the moisture back in again. I really need a recipe for a great soft white bread. I miss the yeasty things so bad. If I buy a soft white bread it is a very small load & cost between $7.50 & $10.00 depending where I buy it & it’s a fraction size of regular loaves of bread. Thank you!

  • Annie Childres says:

    Inspiring, but oh almost too realistic – I was afraid when I saw your link on FB that it would be a spider. Thank you for NOT. lol.

  • Ruth Pavlenko says:

    Wow! What creative & fabulous looking cakes! Can’t wait to find out more!