Coolest Baby Einstein Caterpillar Birthday Cake 66
(South Glens Falls, NY)
Homemade Baby Einstein Caterpillar Birthday Cake
I knew I wanted to do a Baby Einstein Caterpillar Birthday Cake for my son's 1st birthday. I started searching for ideas when I came across this website. The cakes on here were amazing. I was only hoping I could do the same.
I used a Wilton ball pan to make each section and held them together with lollipop sticks that you can buy in a craft store. I cut a little off the bottom so they would sit flat. I bought 5 different cake mixes (1 box per section). The frosting is just store bought classic vanilla. I tried making my own but it was too loose by the time the coloring was added.
To decorate the sections I used a #18 tip to make stars. I used licorice for the antennae and coconut with green food coloring for the grass around it. The feet and tail are Twinkies cut in half and frosted. Definitely make sure you use something sturdy to put the cakes on as it is quite heavy when all said and done.
I baked the cakes 2 nights before and let them cool. I frosted the night before. Give yourself plenty of time! I was very pleased with the end results. We gave my son the head as his "smash" cake. The cake was a huge hit!
This Homemade Baby Einstein Caterpillar Cake was my first attempt at making a "home-made" cake. I had inherited a couple of metal tips from my mother-in-law and when the time came that I could not find a cake that I liked for my daughter, Emelia's, 1st birthday, I thought I would attempt to make one myself.
I used the sports ball pan from Wilton and made white, yellow, and chocolate cakes. I made the buttercream icing found on Wilton's website and colored it a couple of days in advance to get bright primary colors. I then just used tip #6 (I think) and used the pull up star method to ice the individual cakes. I used regular sized cupcakes with yellow icing for the feet and licorice whips for the antennae. I assembled all of the pieces together on a piece of plywood that my husband cut and I covered it with a plastic table cloth and spelled out Happy 1ST Birthday Emelia with refrigerator ABC magnets but apparently I forgot to take a "finished" picture.
Her smash cake was made up of an 8 x 8 cake and small (mini) cupcakes to form the caterpillar?s body and a cake kit that I bought online. I was very pleased with how it turned out and have since made several other cakes.
This Homemade Baby Einstein Caterpillar Cake is the Baby Einstein Caterpillar cake my mum and I made for my son's Tyler 1st Birthday.
Together we made four 8inch round cakes, two chocolate flavoured and two butter creamed flavoured. We used a sports ball pan for the head and 10 cupcakes again different flavoured for the feet and one smaller cupcake for the tail.
We used icing sugar, butter, milk and food colouring for the different coloured icing on the cakes. Raspberry licorice sticks for the ears, black jelly beans for the nose and black and red writing icing for the mouth. The grass was made out of coconut and green food colouring and icing to make it stick to the board.
Everyone including the birthday boy loved the cake everyone was so amazed we made the cake ourselves.
I got the idea of the Einstein caterpillar from seeing the other baby Einstein caterpillar cakes and glad I went with this theme, it really turned out well and my son had cake all over him which was great to see.