Crawfish Cakes | Fun Food Party Idea

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto.

I had a ton of fun at a Crawfish Boil party this weekend! As you can see, I also had fun making cute crawfish treats too!

If you’re not from the south, or have friends from Louisiana, then you have probably never been to a crawfish boil. Let me tell you, it’s so much fun when the host dumps a giant pot of steaming hot and spicy crawfish, potatoes and corn onto a long table covered with paper. Then it’s every man, woman and child for themselves!!

This was my husband’s first boil. It was obvious when he got his leg hair singed off after walking by the cooking pots! Luckily he just lost leg hair and not skin. Then I had to giggle when he was surprised that people ate off of the table. Once someone showed him how to get the meat out of the tail, he really liked it and jumped right into the fun. My kids, not so much! ha!

I kept hearing screams from kids who were playing with the live ones and getting pinched. Who knew a crawfish boil was so dangerous???

Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto.

Thanks for giving me some great ideas for desserts over on Facebook! Many of you suggested key lime pie or lemon bars as they are desserts that compliment fish.

Then someone suggested cute crab cupcakes made with red icing and candy eyeballs. Those cupcakes inspired me to make these funny crawfish cakes!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto.

Since crawfish are more long than round, a cupcake wouldn’t work. I was going to bake brownies and cut them into rectangles. Then I lost track of time and realized I only had about an hour before the party began and I had not even gone food shopping yet! No time to bake anything. So I went to the store in search of ready-made brownies or a cake I could cut up.

Pre-made lady fingers were on sale, so I bought a few packages and figured I could make a crawfish with them. I had no idea if they would work or not. In about 20 minutes I had a huge platter full of funny crawfish cakes! They turned out so cute… everyone loved them!

These cute cakes are a fast and easy party dessert for a crawfish boil!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto.

What you will need:

  • 2 packages of ladyfingers or you could bake brownies or a cake from scratch and cut into rectangles.
  • Candy Eyeballs
  • Twizzlers
  • Red Cake Icing
  • Scissors

How to make them:

1. Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.

2. Put some icing on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the icing. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.

3. Add another lady finger on top of the icing to make a sandwich.

4. Add icing to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.

That’s it and so easy!!

Have you ever been to a crawfish boil?


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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. Amy, these are great! They had to be a big hit- so cute and funny! Crawfish Boils are a lot of fun (fraternities used to host those when I was in college!)- casual and pretty easy! Love the cute idea!

  2. Linda W,. says:

    I am Cajun so I totally know about Crawfish boils. I guess next time I attend one I will make these. Thanks for sharing.
    Laissez les bons temps rouler

  3. We had Shrimp Boils in Georgia and I’ve heard of Crawfish Boils, but I’ve never been to one. These little suckers are sooo cute!

  4. JeNae Clegg says:

    I am pinning this because they are so darling! Now these are crawfish that my kids will it 🙂 I’m so jealous of the crawfish boils going on now…we have to wait another month for those mudbugs to be ready here in Utah.

  5. These are just adorable! So fun! Hopefully I’ll get invited to one this summer and I will make these for sure!

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