The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

Ava turned 1 in February and I was blessed with the opportunity to bake for her party! Just a couple of years ago, I baked her parents’ wedding cake. It is crazy how fast time flies.

Parents Shane and Cassandra sent me pictures of some cakes for inspiration. Ava LOVES Eric Carle’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar so naturally that was our cake theme. I have done one other Hungry Caterpillar cake so I was excited to revisit this theme. Read about my first Hungry Caterpillar cake.

The inspiration cakes

Shane and Cassandra liked the interior of the left cake and then they liked the design of the cake on the right. Neither is a fan of fondant, so they asked that the cake be frosted in buttercream instead of having the fondant coat on top. 

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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.

This was perfect: it allowed us to carry the theme through with the simple ladybug cupcakes, and to offer a different flavor of cake. Continue reading