If you don't want to fuss with Royal Icing for the ants, tint ¼ cup (60 mL) of the icing black, then place candy-coated chocolate pieces on the cake and pipe on black legs.
- Portion size 16 servings
- Cocoa Cake
- Cocoa Icing
- 1/2 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
- Sugar-coated green sour candy strips
- red candy-coated chocolate pieces (such as M&Ms)
- Mini red candy-coated pieces (such as M&Ms Mini)
- Black Royal Icing
- White candy-coated mints
MethodPlace rectangular cake on serving tray; spread with two-thirds of the Cocoa Icing. Place dome cake on one narrow end for anthill; cover with remaining icing.
Sprinkle cake all over with cookie crumbs to look like soil. Press green candy strips onto bottom edges of rectangular cake for grass. Cut fringe along 1 edge of equal amount of green candy strips; press onto cake so grass stands above top edge.
For ants, line up 1 large and 2 mini candy-coated chocolate pieces for each ant body. With piping bag and using black icing, pipe dots between candies; pipe line of icing along top to attach. Let dry. Turn over and pipe 6 legs; let dry.
Press ants all over top of cake and anthill. Arrange white candy rocks on cake.
Nutritional facts per each of 16 servings: about
- Sodium 295 mg
- Protein 5 g
- Calories 680.0
- Total fat 34 g
- Potassium 252 mg
- Cholesterol 31 mg
- Saturated fat 11 g
- Total carbohydrate 94 g
- Iron 20.0
- Folate 32.0
- Calcium 2.0
- Vitamin A 10.0