For my son's first birthday we had a Very Hungry Caterpillar Party.
For his cake I wanted something that would look moderately impressive but that was also reasonably easy to make for an amateur cake decorator.
I decided on a double layer chocolate cake with a peppermint swirl through it.
I made both cake batters and then poured the green peppermint cake into the centre of the chocolate cakes and gave it a swirl.
When they were baked and cooled I iced the top cake layer with some vanilla icing (frosting) and the bottom cake with some chocolate icing (frosting)
After covering the top layer with rolled fondant I stuck 2 layers of Smarties around the bottom, inspired by the Eric Carle "dot design" . I stuck the Smarties on with some store bought frosting.
To make the caterpillar for the top I coloured some fondant, bent some wire to shape and then threaded on beads of the rolled fondant.
I then popped the caterpillar on the top with a spotted "1" candle
I then iced the bottom layer with green vanilla butter cream icing and stuck bento grass dividers around the bottom (you can buy them very cheaply on ebay). Before the party I put the top layer on and voila, the cake was done.
It may not have been a professional job but we were more than happy with it :)
Happy Birthday Honey xo
You can see the rest of our Very Hungry Caterpillar Party here.
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