Halloween, a spooky tradition that takes place on October 31st, is coming up shortly and is celebrated in many countries around the world. Adults and children dress up in costumes of all sorts and some go so far as to decorate their offices and houses with ingeniously creepy ideas – hanging spider webs on walls, playing eerily music in the background and placing dummies on the porch rocking on a chair whilst posing as something you would see out of a horror movie. But of course, there are also treats involved! Kids go door-to-door around the neighbourhood screaming “trick-or-treat”, which then follows by a handful of chips, candies and/or chocolate. This year, I went to a local café and ended up seeing this in the display:
A chocolate sprinkled donut with gummy worms hanging out of it. It’s cute and it completely reminded me of the time when I made something similar a few years ago for Halloween with cupcakes. If you think about it long enough, it may give you the heebie jeebies. Slimy, wriggly worms digging out of the soil? Bleech!
It doesn’t help that the gummy worms have that strange, jelly texture too! In the same year, I also made a similar themed cake with more worms popping out.
This cake is really easy to decorate. Just bake any type of cake (box cake or from scratch), frost it completely with chocolate frosting, add crushed chocolate cookie crumbs on top to mimic soil (I used Oreo), poke some holes into the cake and then stuff some of the worms partially into the hole while having others just lay around on the surface and hanging out. Then finish it off by adhering some candy corn around the edges of the cake. It’s messy good fun and it tastes delicious!