Three of my grandchildren have their birthdays in the first week of march. This year instead of making one cake for all of them I made three different cakes. Davy asked for a bug cake. This is a surprise cake with candy and toy bugs inside that fall out when you cut the cake open.
I used Crispx cereal and crunched it up. I used this to make the "dirt" for the ant hill.
Because this is a surprise cake I cut a hole in the center of each layer and set aside the circles. I used a large biscuit cutter. I placed butter cream between each layer but I didn't coat the inside
of the circle because the candy will stick to the walls and not fall out nicely when the cake is sliced.
When I filled the center I used about one of the cutouts to plug the hole and then crumb coated the whole cake and chilled it for 30 minutes before covering with fondant and decorating.
I made the fat ants and the log from fondant. With the remainder of the cake holes I formed a "hill" on top and covered it with butter cream and sprinkled with the "dirt".
He loved his cake. It turned out pretty cool!