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.”

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!
    Pam

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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