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Coolest Caterpillar Birthday Cake 39

by Jann
(Houston, Texas)

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday  Cake

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake

Thanks to everyone who posted a Caterpillar Birthday Cake.

I used the Wilton sports ball pan to create the 6 body parts. I used golden vanilla, devils food and strawberry cake mixes and filled with pineapple, cherry and strawberry, respectively. I used cookie cutters to make the geometrical shapes and the round end of a brush to make the lines.

I used star tip 21 and tip 233 for the grass. The feet are mini-cupcakes cut in half. I also did the #1 form with cupcakes matching the last part (yellow w/multi-colored spikes)(another picture). the antenna are pipe cleaners.

I was asked to stay with the colors of the Einstein caterpiller. due to the size and weight of the cake, I mounted the cake on foam core board and covered the board with Wilton silver foil. The foam core held up marvelously.

The cupcake in the upper left corner is devils food and I used tip 352 to create the sunflower, use brown jimmies for the center and added a sugar ladybug.

I also made fondant letters and mounted them on long candles. I let the mother decide where she wanted the candles.

It was a fun cake and would certainly do it again.

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Coolest Caterpillar Cake 49

by Belinda
(Sydney, Australia)

Coolest Caterpillar Cake

Coolest Caterpillar Cake

I decided to make a caterpiller cake for my daughter's 1st birthday after seeing one in magazine. I baked a number of muffin and smaller rounded shaped cakes in 2 different pans. I used 4 of the muffin cakes and 4 of the smaller cakes in making my caterpiller. The middle body part of the caterpiller is a combination of the two different cakes.

I started with the head, and made this the largest cake. The subsequent cakes were all trimmed to be slightly smaller than the previous cake. I used premade frosting and used food colouring to dye some of it yellow and pink. I iced the cakes (fairly roughly) with the frosting and then covered with coconut, which helped hide some of the imperfections. The cocount for the yellow and pink body parts was coloured by mixing some food colouring in with it in a cup.

I made the eyes with some fondant, small black pieces placed on the white of the eye. The feet are small pieces of fondant. The antennae are pieces of licorice.

I was pleased with how this cake turned out, but found it to be quite tricky to shape the cakes and ice them neatly.

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Coolest Caterpillar Birthday Cake 36

by Konnie
(Moss Point, MS, USA)

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake

Homemade Caterpillar Birthday Cake

I used the Wilton Ball Pan, but instead of making the 2 layer cake I just used one side of the pan, which was easier and faster because I could bake 2 cakes at a time for this Caterpillar Birthday Cake. I used 1 Strawberry Cake Mix, 1 Chocolate Cake Mix and 1 Vanilla Cake Mix {2 cakes in each flavor}. I made decorators frosting {recipe on back of Powder sugar box}.

Separate frosting into individual bowls and color frosting as you go. I covered a cake board{bought for a $1.00 @ Walmart in the bakery} with parchment paper and placed the cakes on the board and then decorated them with a star tip. I used black pipe cleaners for the antenna and black tube icing for the mouth and eyes. And then I colored coconut green for the grass and placed around Caterpillar and then placed gummi worms in the grass.

I used wood letters {bought @ Hobby Lobby} for the name and hot glued skewers to the back of the letters. The cake turned out really cute and Brayden, my 5 year old loved it and so did his friends.

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