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Creepy Halloween Cake Shopping List: Brains, Bugs, Blood And Snakes (PHOTOS)

Yeah, rest-of-the-year cakes are fine. Need more brains.

We have finally reached the point in the year where we can comfortably start to think about Halloween. The weather is cooling, pumpkins are popping up in our markets and we're getting hungry... for brains.

Calm down, we mean cake brains. Halloween cakes are one probably the only cakes we'll get to make all year that require fake blood, the texture of brains and bugs inserted wherever possible. For this year's Halloween desserts, we've committed to trying to get a yelp out of at least one person upon service. We think we've found some on both the cute and repulsive ends of the spectrum that will do just that. Happy brain cake season, everyone!

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1
Chocolate Layer Cake With Frog Frosting
Rachel Yecco/The Baker in the Rye
2
Black Forest Cake
Delicieux
Get the Black Forest Cake recipe from DelicieuxHow to make an incredibly beautiful cake Halloween appropriate: put some bugs on it.
3
Red Velvet Slaughter Cake
Yum & Yummer
Get the Red Velvet Slaughter Cake recipe from Yum & YummerFrom beautiful cake to DEAR-GOD-NO in just a few seconds.
4
Snake Cake
Thank you, Reddit. Why didn't we think of this?
5
Monkey Brain Cake
Linda Vandermeer/Bubble and Sweet
Get the Monkey Brain Cake recipe from Bubble and SweetThis is sincerely one of our favorite things we have ever seen on the internet.
6
Skull Cake With A Surprise Inside
I Am Baker
Get the Skull Cake With A Surprise Inside recipe from I Am BakerElegant skulls and crossbones on the outside, delightful surprise inside.
7
Cake Ball Brains Oozing Cherry Blood
Hungry Happenings
Get the Cake Ball Brains Oozing Cherry Blood recipe from Hungry HappeningsThe only kind of cake balls we will abide.
8
Creepy-Crawly Cake
Johnny Miller/Martha Stewart Living, October 2011
Get the Creepy-Crawly Cake from Martha Stewart LivingMartha really made our skin crawl on this one.
9
Boo-tiful Halloween Cake
I Am Baker
Get the Boo-tiful Halloween Cake recipe from I Am BakerWhen you cut this adorable cake open, it's bright red (velvet) on the inside!
10
Jell-O Brain Cake
Love From The Oven
Get the Jell-O Brain Cake recipe from Love From The OvenYou too can repulse your friends with Jell-O.
1
Bloody Brain Shooter
Ministry of Alcohol
Get the Bloody Brain Shooter recipe from Ministry of Alcohol
2
Brain Cupcakes
Sugar Hero
Get the Brain Cupcakes recipe from Sugar Hero
3
Maggot-Infested Brain Shrimp Cocktail
The Homicidal Homemaker
Get the Maggot-Infested Brain Shrimp Cocktail recipe from The Homicidal Homemaker
4
Bloody Popcorn Brains
Not Quite Nigella
Get the Bloody Popcorn Brains recipe from Not Quite Nigella
5
Cake Ball Brains Oozing Cherry Blood
Hungry Happenings
Get the Cake Ball Brains Oozing Cherry Blood recipe from Hungry Happenings
6
Panna Cotta Brains With Raspberry Blood Sauce
Jasmin Fine/1 Fine Cookie
7
Baked Brie Brains
Macheesmo
Get the Baked Brie Brains recipe from Macheesmo
8
Halloween Truffles
Figs with Bri
Get the Halloween Truffles recipe from Figs with Bri
9
Bloody Brain Cake Pop
Flour & Sun Bakery/Pint Sized Baker
Get the Bloody Brain Cake Pop recipe from Pint Sized Baker
10
Monkey Brain Cake With Jelly Brain
Bubble and Sweet
Get the Monkey Brain Cake with Jelly Brain recipe from Bubble and Sweet
11
Brains Cake
Mini Manor
Get the Brains Cake recipe from Mini Manor
12
The Brain Cocktail
Ministry of Alcohol
Get the Brain Cocktail recipe from Ministry of Alcohol
13
Zombie Mac And Cheese Brain
Guava Rose
Get the Zombie Mac and Cheese Brain recipe from Guava Rose
14
Bloody Brains Cupcakes
Sweet 2 Eat
Get the Bloody Brains Cupcakes recipe from Sweet 2 Eat
15
Monster Brain Cherry Cupcakes
Debbie Slater of Belle Bébés
Get the Monster Brain Cherry Cupcakes from Belle Bébés
16
Cake On The Brain
Love From The Oven
Get the Cake On The Brain recipe from Love From The Oven
17
Brains In A Jar
Sweetology
Get the Brains In A Jar recipe from Sweetology
18
Blood Clot Biscuits
Oh, Bite It
Get the Blood Clot Biscuits recipe from Oh, Bite It