Coolest Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Cake

My daughter wanted a cake that looked like a caterpillar for her birthday, so I looked online for ideas and came across this site! I based my cake off of similar ideas, but of course put my own colors and decorating ideas on it to fit what I envisioned! I think this Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Cake turned out pretty darn cute, and I got a lot of wonderful comments on it so I thought Id share!

I used the Wilton ball cake pan, and made a different flavor of cake for each ball (just your regular store bought box mixes). I used Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon, and Orange. Each ball takes half the cake mix, so I made cupcakes with the leftover batter. So yummy..and everyone enjoyed all the choices at the party!

I made my own frosting, just your basic buttercream recipe. Then I added some neon coloring gels to make pink, orange, yellow, green and blue. The 1st, 3rd, and 5th cake I used a star tip to decorate, and the 2nd and 4th balls I just iced it on smooth and added swirls and dots. I also put on some mini m&ms to jazz it up a bit!

For the face I used a tube of black decorating gel, with little candied white pearls for the whites of the eyes. The antennas are simply green pipe cleaners I bent into shape!

I wrote the “Happy Birthday” message in frosting as well, and added a few flowers for a finishing touch. I am just a beginner in the cake decorating world, and this was an easy and fun project that turned out super cute! Best of all, my daughter LOVED it!!

2 thoughts on “Coolest Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Cake”

  1. me daughter is turning 2 in just a week and im going to try your cake. your instructions are easy to follow so i hope it turns out just as good as yours.

  2. i did the cake and it turned out great, it was easy. i cant wait to find another cake to make for next year. thank you for the picture and the ideas you used,

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