Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

This cake was inspired by Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This classic children’s book is the perfect theme for a baby shower! The expectant parents are both vegan, but many of the guests at the party are not, so we decided to make the main cake vegan and offer ladybug cupcakes that are not vegan.

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Ladybug Cupcakes

I made these ladybug cupcakes to go with The Very Hungry Caterpillar cake for a baby shower. I love to make cupcake toppers like this because they add a fun flair to a cupcake for a party. Follow these steps to make your own ladybug cupcake toppers!

Roll out balls of red

Use a standard amount of red fondant so your ladybugs are all roughly the same size. If it is humid or you work quickly, you may leave them uncovered. Otherwise, cover them with plastic wrap so they don’t dry out while waiting for embellishment.

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