The only caterpillar I like

I can’t believe it’s March 2012. Where does time go? I had disappeared for a while, but am sneakily trying to weasel my way back on to your web browsers and readers somehow.

In January, Bri and I baked a cake for Grant, who was to turn 1! What else is cuter than the very hungry caterpillar to celebrate such a milestone?

Remember this guy? Such a classic 🙂

We did a combination of cupcakes and a round 6″ cake for the head. Flavor? Chocolate, of course, with buttercream frosting. Classic combination for a classic character. Like that alliteration? It’s late, pardon the ramblings.

You know the drill! Pouring batter…

Skip a few steps and here we have the head laid out and the body, made of cupcakes and green buttercream, piped on with a large star tip.

Here I learned that red food gel is very potent, and to be patient as it will definitely get “redder” over time. Mr. Caterpillar’s head became a very rich red as I impatiently kept adding more gel!

The eyes were starburst gummy chews (medallion shaped), with black pupils expertly hand painted on by Miss Bri and an edible paint marker.

Alas! Final product. The antlers were cut up chocolate bars, and the nose was a brown Reese’s pieces. Simple yet effective? On a bed of aluminum foil in a gift box for easy transport 🙂

Perhaps someday I will tackle the butterfly… oops hope I didn’t ruin the story for anyone!! Happy Birthday Grant!!!

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