Monday, September 24, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

Celebrating his first birthday with family, this little boy got a 6" 3 layered chocolate, with white chocolate butter cream frosting, Very Hungry Caterpillar cake!  That was a mouthful.  Literally.  And very yummy!  I may or may not have eaten the left over batter (baked) and frosting after making the cake.  Nom nom nom!

 The little feet were my favorite part.

 Side of the cake, fruit.  The base was made of gum balls!
 I used a heart cutter for the body of the strawberries and trimmed the pointed bottom.  Then used a flower cutter for the green part and trimmed it to look like leaves and a stem.
 Back of the cake.
Each segment of the caterpillar was cut with an oval cutter and trimmed individually with a sharp knife to fit together.  I used four different shades of green.  Each was not completely mixed with another shade to give the same "swirled" effect as the illustrations in the book.
Happy Birthday Tanner!  I can't believe you're one already!?  :)


  1. Libby, I absolutely LOVE this cake! Thanks for the idea. :) Eric Carle or Hungry Caterpillar would make a lovely 1st birthday. :)