I wanted to be able to make a cake in which my daughter could have her very own 'part' of the cake to dig in into, not just a piece. I wanted it to be kind of summer theme. So I decided to do a caterpillar! I did a google search, for some ideas, I found this site. I bought the Wilton ball cake pan. And I made butter-cream icing and used the Wilton pink and violet food colouring that comes in the little jars to make the bright colours.
I used white chocolate melts for the polka dots and used green food colouring and coconut shreds to make the 'grass'. I got that idea from another submitter on this site. It worked great. I couple days before, I made flower and bee cake pops for a part of the take home treats for the kids. I made a couple extra bee's to put around the cake and put aside some extra silk flowers I used for cake pops to also decorate around the cake.
I used multi coloured pipe cleaners for the feelers of the caterpillar with a couple of little licorice gummies for the ends and licorice rounds for the eyes. I bought lollipops and used black gel tubed icing to put the letters on the lollipops to spell 'LIDIA IS' and bought the #1 candle.
She loved the 1st Birthday Summer Caterpillar Cake and so did everyone that came to celebrate! Hope this helps others who want to make a caterpillar cake! So much fun to do!
I used a Wilton 6 inch round pan for this caterpillar cake. After baking I cut the top off to make it level and let it cool. Once the cake was cool, I coated it with chocolate buttercream and placed in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
I smoothed chocolate marshmallow fondant over the cake and trimmed edges with a pizza cutter. I then took yellow, blue, purple, green and red fondant and cut out small 1-2 in. circles. I attached each one after brushing with a small amount water. Then I rolled balls of yellow to make the feet and tail.
I made the facial features with fondant and also attached with water. This cake was super quick and easy. I made it to match my "Caterpillar on a 1" for my son's first birthday.
I got bored a few summers back when I first started making cakes. I decided to make a Caterpillar Birthday Cake, kind of a cross between the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Cooties (from the game). Anyway I made a bundt cake and cut it in sections and placed them upright to give it more of a 3D effect. I frosted it and covered it in fondant and added little fondant legs & antennas with toothpicks.
Not even a month later I found out if you put a couple different colors of food coloring through the fondant, twist and pull the color into it as you knead it (but don't knead too much), roll it out and you have "Tye-died" fondant! That would make it look just like the Very Hungry Caterpillar!