Monday, July 23, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

I am very excited about this cake. I'm very proud of the result considering I wasn't familiar with the inspiration for this cake...the popular The Very Hungry Caterpillar book!

I didn't grow up reading this book but I heard about it from my own kids as they read it at day care. In fact my 4 year old son was helping me design the cake as I wasn't sure what the caterpillar ate in the book.

After borrowing a copy of the book from a  workmate I started sketching the design.

Special request was to include the fruits and some of the sunday treats the caterpillar ate and also have the caterpillar in large 3D modeling on top of the cake.

These little Sunday treat details on the cake board were so much fun to make as I've always wanted to create a mini cupcake out of fondant for ages!

The watermelon was a challenge as red fondant is always very soft and having it stand upright was aways going to be tricky so a little tylose powder did the trick!

Here he is ....The Very Hungry Caterpillar himself! flower wiring kept him upright. The apple detail hid the candle (tip of candle is behind the apple stem). I particularly like the little leaf with the hole in it sitting on top of the apple.

Enjoy this cake!

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