I made this homemade worm dirt cake for my son's 3rd birthday. He loves everything mud, bugs, worms and more so what better way to give him his own edible mud pile with bugs, worms even eatable rocks.
Firstly I made a Mud cake slab, after the slab had cooled I broke it apart into a big bowl and just crumbled it all up (kids love doing this).
I had prepared a flat tray with all foil and made some choc icing to stick the bucket down. I then just assembled the crumbled cake so it looked like a mud pile. I then added all sorts of worms (sour & normal) to the cake and a giant centipede lolly I picked up from the local lolly shop. To make it look even better I added a couple of Tonka trucks with some edible candy coated chocolate rocks to the cake.
Once assembled I made a chocolate ganache AKA MUD! I poured only a little of this over the cake so it gave it a wet muddy look and I had the extra ganache in a bowl next to the cake.
The kids took turns to serve their own cake out using the shovel and some even asked for extra mud (ganache). They all just loved it (and so did the parents). This homemade worm dirt cake was very easy, very messy and very yummy!!
I made this Mud Birthday Cake for my daughter's 5th birthday. My daughter is fearless when it comes to creepy crawling bugs. If she spots a worm she'll pick it up, pet it, name it, make it a house and carry it around all day. I made it for a party of 40, so depending on how many guests you'll be having you'll have to figure out how much of what to buy. Which isn't very had.
The main ingredients are Oreo cookies, instant chocolate pudding, cool whip and gummy worms to stick on the top. Start off by making the instant pudding as directed on the box. Set that to the side. Then put a bunch of Oreo cookies in a gallon size Ziploc bag, seal it, set it on the floor and crush them with you feet. (This was my daughter's favorite part)
Make a layer of crushed Oreos on the bottom, put a layer of pudding on top of that, then put a layer of cool whip on top of that. Then top it off with Oroes, stick some gummy worms in.
The flowers on the cake I bought at the dollar store, they're plastic! I think it adds that girly touch!