My son was such a wiggle worm, for his first birthday I decided to have a caterpillar party. I made the round cakes using stainless steel bowls (I found in the pet department, used for water dishes).The stainless steel bowls cooked just as well as a cake pan, just needed a few extra minutes for the middle of the cake. I made two chocolate and two vanilla cakes. I colored my buttercream frosting with icing food coloring and piped the frosting on. I used gum drops for the feet (I just pushed them into the frosting) and marshmallows with a choclate chip for the eyes. The antenna was a red twizzler. It was fun to make and everyone was very impressed! The best part was I took the end cake off and it was his first birthday cake he could dig into! The kids loved all the candy on the cake!
My 5 year old son designed this cake for his baby brothers 1st birthday, it was quite easy to make. i used 2 Wilton 9 inch rounds for the main and then used bon-bon wrappers to make little cup cakes for the caterpillars circles. the hardest part was frosting the mini cupcakes because they were very fragile. i than frosted the whole cake in white and used bright primary colors to make the caterpillars body and matching accent dots down the sides. i also made a mini three layer cake for our baby to use as a personal smashing cake. i made it using a 3 inch cupcake then a 2 inch and then a 1 inch cupcake on top. i iced it white and used the same primary colors to put dots all over it.
Igot the idea from this site. I wasn't able to get a ball pan (which I highly recommend) so I used two different size glass bowls to get my desired sizes for the two caterpillars. I baked 10 cakes in each size and added two cakes together to make the ball. After sticking them together with icing I used different colored buttercream icing to do the decorating. I simply used boxed cakes and made different sections of the caterpillar different flavors. It was really easy but took me a few hours to do all the baking since I only had one glass dish of each size. My daughter loved having her own cake to herself and I loved the fact that they matched.
I made this Caterpillar cake for my daughter's first birthday, and it was a big hit. I used the Wilton ball pan and made 3 different batters and then laid them out on the board before decorating.
Once I got them organized to the way I wanted I decorated them with The Wilton coloured gel tints for the icing. For her name and butterfly I used pipe cleaners and formed them into shapes, before putting them on wooden sticks and inserting them into the cake.
Thanks to all the others that have posted their photos on this site. I was inspired to step outside the box and create something fun! I will not go back to buying sheet cakes for future birthdays.
I made 2 10inch round sponges, used a large pastry cutter to cut a hole out of the middle of the sponges, then cut them in half, sandwiched 2 together to make the arch in the body.
Then cut the other arch in two (one smaller than the other) used the smaller one for the tail and the larger one for the neck. Use the cut out circle for the head.
I decorated the face with some buttercream then coloured the rest purple and used a med star nozzle to decorate the body. I made the eye, nose, mouth, feelers and feet with bits of fondant. Lastly I coloured dessicated coconut green to look like grass.