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Coolest Caterpillar Birthday Cake 43

by Lindsay S.
(Arkansas City, KS)

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake

I made this Caterpillar Birthday Cake for my daughter's first birthday. I used the sports ball cake pan. I coated the pan with Crisco and dusted with flour before adding the cake batter. Let cakes cool then they will come right out of pan, no sticking.

I made five cakes and shaved the top of each cake off to make it flat. Flip cakes over and arrange four on tray for body. I then frosted each section in a different color. Pieces of a wire clothes hanger were used to secure the head on top of a body section. I then frosted head and added eyes and mouth.

I made mini cupcakes from extra cake batter, frosted yellow, and placed at base of body as "feet". Decorations: pink pipe cleaners for antennas, craft letters glued to toothpicks to spell out my daughter's name, and #1 candle.

I used cream cheese frosting on cake. It tasted good, but I would not recommend it. It was very runny and hard to decorate with. I placed cake in fridge after frosting each section to let it set up. I could not find caterpillar party supplies, so I bought solid color plates in pink and green and napkins with bright flowers that matched the frosting on the cake.

So the party was a garden party with a fun caterpillar cake!

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Coolest Caterpillar Birthday Cake 41

by Kristen
(Charlottesville, VA)

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake

I saw this Caterpillar Birthday Cake on another website and fell in love with it so I made it for my daughter’s first birthday party. I liked this design because I was expecting a lot of guests and this cake could easily be elongated (or shortened) if I felt we needed more (or less) cake to serve our guests.

I used boxed mixes and baked each segment in a round, oven-safe bowl approx 6” wide. When each segment was cooled, I cut off the raised top and inverted it so it had a smooth, flat surface to lay on and the uniform, round surface was showing. I iced it with homemade buttercream icing dyed to the colors of my choosing. Then I put each segment together on the tray and lined them up where I wanted them.

The feet are gummy wedges, the mouth is Twizzler’s Pull-n-Peel, the eyes and nose are Skittles, and the antennae is made of floral wire shaped and wrapped in black ribbon with mini marshmallows at the ends. I made the letters and circles out of cut-out cookies and iced them with the same icing I used on the cake.

This cake was very easy to make and received lots of compliments.

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Coolest Caterpillar Birthday Cake 45

by Nicky A.
(Perth, Western Australia)

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake

This is a Caterpillar Birthday Cake I found in the Woman's Weekly kids cakes and thought I'd put my own twist on it for my son's 2nd birthday.

I ended up making chocolate mud and white chocolate mud cakes in round bowl type tins and then cut down into the correct sizes until I got the right length too.

I then covered all pieces with Betty Crockers ready made icing. I individually placed shredded coconut in bowls and slowly added food colourings till I got the desired colours then gently rolled each piece into the coconut.

I coloured a whole lot of green coconut for the caterpillar to sit on and assembled each in size onto the board.

Mini M& M's were used on the body, jelly beans for the feet, yellow pipe cleaners for the head along with mints and smarties for the eyes and liquorish mouth.

I finished the whole look by melting and making a slab of chocolate that I could use for name and age.

This Caterpillar Birthday Cake is a very time consuming cake, took over 10 hours from start to finish. It may be easier to bake the cake a day or two before and freeze portions.

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