Medusa Cake

filed under: Miscellaneous on October 28, 2010

alternatively titled when I was gonna try to have you figure out what the heck this cake was: Freaky Halloween Cake

alternatively titled when I felt bad for always trying to make you guess stuff: Snake Cake

This is the last of the Halloween treats for me. I dont know about you, but I have been looking at and thinking about and creating Halloween stuff for over a month now. Its time for Thanksgiving!

But not quite yet.

This is my Medusa cake. It is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and milkchocolatesnakes.

Seriously could not be easier to do. Melt some chocolate in plastic bag in microwave. Pipe out weird snake lookin like shapes. Let cool.

Make cake.

Make frosting.

Stick snakes in top of cake.


Just dont look at it too long…


Er, wait. Or is it that you are not supposed to look at it at all?


Or that she cant catch you looking at her???

Ugh. I should have thought this through more.

You can just go right ahead and look at this cake all you want! So there mythical scary-in-her-day-but-not-quite-anymore creature!


Now you go and have a happy and safe and sweet filled Halloween.

Thats an order. 😉

Here is the Chocolate Cake Recipe and  Chocolate Frosting Recipe!

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  • Christina says:


  • Susan says:

    I wish I saw this earlier! I just had a Halloween party last night and I was dressed up as Medusa. Still, I love how simple the design is, yet it’s still visually impressive.

  • Tracy Grant says:

    This looks delicious and scary! I love it!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    That is a FABULOUS cake. I love it! Can’t wait to see what you do with Thanksgiving and Christmas… I’m on the edge of my seat (err couch).

  • grace says:

    i like snake cake ’cause it rhymes, but medusa cake is much more fun and fitting. this is really clever, amanda, and it looks great.

  • Eliana says:

    WOW – you are so incredibly talented. This looks STUNNING!!!

  • Erin Johnson says:

    Amanda, this is such a cool cake. I love the simpler styled cakes (probably because I’m still learning how to even frost a cake smoothly). I have been following your blog of a while now and too live in the twin cities and love, love, love to bake cookies and cakes. I even attempted the rainbow cake (except using different colors) for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. You are truly talented and it’s a joy to see what you’re creating. I’m praying God’s protection and blessings over you and your pregnancy.

  • says:

    This looks delicious. I love chocolate and this is just the best cake. I really, really love it. Just beautiful.

  • sheila @ Elements says:

    How creative! I love it! 🙂

  • Stephanie says:

    I tried something similar to this recently but on a much smaller scale. I made chocolate cups and wrapped them in PhotoFrost sheets so that you would not get chocolate on your fingers. Then i added my filling and piped some chocolate onto wax paper to make the crazy hair. thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to the holidays and some cooler weather.

  • Juliana Xavier says:

    Wow! This is a beautiful, cake

  • Julie @White Lights on Wednesday says:

    I found your cake through Pinterest and it’s gorgeous!! I’m featuring it on my Chocolate Cake Day blog post today. 🙂

  • Paula says:

    Wow!! So simple and fun! Everyone should love this creative!

  • K says:

    Love love love the cake- curious though about those snakes on top. They seriously did not break when you put them in, or fall over on top? Still trying to figure out how that works. And apparently, you didn’t have to use any special chocolate tempering skills to make them? May have to just try it to see for myself. Thanks for the beautiful idea!

  • Carol says:

    When I saw it, I thought Snakes on a Cake

    • Amanda says:

      Ha ha, love that!

  • 2pots2cook says:

    This is great. So creative, yet simple and original. Love it ! Thank you !

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