This Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake was for niece Katie-Beth's 11th birthday. I bake all the birthday cakes for my nephew, his wife and their 11 kids!! What fun to see their expectant faces as I arrive at the parties!
I baked a strawberry cake mix with added mini chocolate chips in a bundt pan. I cut the baked cake into 5 sections (I think!) and connected them with a light layer of the icing - tub of purchased cream cheese icing with enough cocoa powder mixed in to make a nice milk chocolate flavor and firmer consistency. The stripe down the back of the "pillar" is chopped slivered almonds.
The rest of the decorations speak for themselves, I think. The candles were placed at an angle along the sides of the cake. It was exceptionally moist and yummy! Take a look at her sister Kassie-Jo's butterfly cake, the transformation of this caterpillar two weeks later!
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I used a small Pyrex bowl to make all the bumps of the Caterpillar Birthday Cake. The bowls held about 2 cups of cake batter. The head was a little bigger, I used the scraps I cut off from the others to mold and shape the head.
I used 4 cups of buttercream icing, with size 18 star tip. I made cookies baked with lollipop sticks and frosted with royal icing to spell out the name. I used a grass tip to make it look like the caterpillar was in grass. I used black gel for the eyes and mouth and pipe cleaners for the antennas. It took about 6-8 hours to decorate. I decorated each piece on wax paper and then transported it on a spatula to the cake board.
Have your design placed out so you know where to put them. I also had some batter left, which I made some cupcakes with.
This Caterpillar Birthday Cake I made for my nephew's 1st birthday. I found the idea for the cake on the Wilton website and from this website. His birthday is really close to Easter so we decided to celebrate Easter and his birthday at the same time, so I thought the caterpillar seemed appropriate.
I decided to make 2 cakes one for the birthday boy and one for the rest of the guests. I used a two bowls that I had bought at the dollar store to make the body of the caterpillars and a Wilton's icing tip to decorate. I used mini baking M&M's for the feet and nose and regular sized M&M's for the eyes. His antenna is a pipe cleaner, his mouth is a piece of shoestring licorice. I made the letters out of crafting foam and attached them to toothpicks with a little icing.
I wanted as natural looking cake as possible. The Caterpillar Birthday Cake itself was an ordinary carrot cake and used standard icing. Once cake icing set, I position a caterpillar on top(I made it out of banana and used a small apricot for its head).
Then I used the same cake icing just added some green food colour and carefully applied all over caterpillar. The following morning I used melted dark chocolate for its face features and feet.
And as it was my daughter's second birthday I used two candles instead of antennas!