Fire Ant Anthill Cake

Fire Ant Anthill Cake 250 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Fire Ant Anthill Cake 250

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


Place 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
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 32.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Fire Ant Anthill Cake