I decided to make this Baby Einstein Catepillar Birthday Cake after seeing pics of all the other Baby Einstein Catepillar cakes on this site. I purchased the Wilton Sports Ball pan from Michaels and used one box of cake mix for every 2 halves.
I alternated with Chocolate and Yellow Cake mix, the head was a white cake mix, but it was a little soft and kind of hard to work with. For the icing I used the premade tub of Wilton white icing colored with Wilton icing coloring (bought the pack of 8 icing colors, the colors were perfect).
I spread a thin layer of each color icing on each section and then used Wilton tip #14 to make the texture pattern. For the face I used a toothpick to draw the outline of the eyes, mouth and cheeks and then used one of my son's baby spoons to scoop out the frosting. Then I filled in the scooped out sections with black and red icing.
The antenae are red pipe cleaners and the cake board is just a big piece of foam board like you would use for a school project. The legs and tail are frosted cupcakes. It was a huge hit and well worth the hours it took to make!
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For my son's first birthday I found this site and was inspired by the other Baby Einstein Caterpillar cakes. This is my take on it!
Two Wilton Ball pans, 5 cake mixes and 4 hours of icing. The tail and feet are halves of iced Twinkies, his antennae are Twizzlers. I drew the eyes and mouth on before starring the head. We gave our son the head to "smash".
I did the sections in different flavors, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, and he is sitting on a 3 foot board that I covered with a scrap piece of fabric. There was PLENTY of cake to go around. Unsure of exactly how much icing would be needed, I went ahead and bought the big tub of Wilton premade icing at Walmart. As well as the 12 pack Wilton gel coloring.
The picture doesn't do the colors justice, they were such pure, vibrant colors!
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I used the small Wilton ball pan. One cake mix was enough for this Baby Einstein Caterpillar cake.
I frosted each half together to make a 3D shape. The face I used black decorator gel and frosting for the cheeks. The antenna were pipe cleaners, I only had white so I just rubbed them in the red frosting.
I used store bought frosting and colored with Wilton colors. Two balls were smooth and the other two I used 16 tip. I have never make an elaborate cake before and it really wasn't too hard. The feet are one half of a ball cut into wedges. Worked out well. I used several lollipop sticks to keep the head on the body.
I hope my daughter likes it for her first birthday tomorrow.
I saw many Baby Einstein Caterpillar Cakes on this site but I decided to give it my own perfectionist twist for my son's first birthday! This cake was made with 5 different cake mixes using the Wilton sports ball cake pan. Each ball was covered with fondant.
I rubbed water on each ball to give it that nice shine. The coconut around the caterpillar was dyed with green food coloring. The Baby Einstein Caterpillar Cake was presented on a piece of wood cut to look like the caterpillar had been munching on a leaf!
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