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Eating the (Colorful) Hungry Caterpillar

June 7, 2012

Yesterday was Sophie’s last day of school. I can hardly believe another school year has gone by! Sophie and I wanted to make a “last week of school” treat for her class. After seeing this amazing photo last fall on Pinterst, I knew I wanted to attempt the very colorful Hungry Caterpillar cupcake cake sometime soon. So what better excuse than the last week of school?

Making the cupcakes was not too difficult. I used the recipe from the original pin, but I doubled it by using two cake boxes to make sure I had enough cupcakes for all the kids and teachers. I divided up the batter among different bowls and Sophie and I used food coloring to dye the batter in rainbow colors.

When it was ready, I slathered frosting over the top, arranged the cupcakes on a platter, and decorated the “head” with candy eyes, and used gummy worms for legs. It was really fun activity for Sophie and me to make. She was so excited to bring them to her class. And of course, the kids LOVED the caterpillar (or rather, the cupcakes).

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  1. June 7, 2012 4:35 am

    Awesome caterpillar. Congratulations to Sophie on her last day of school. I hope her summer is filled with smiles and fun times. 🙂

    • June 11, 2012 11:12 pm

      Thanks, E.C. We have lots of summer fun planned. Will keep you posted.

  2. June 7, 2012 7:15 am

    That is so cool!! And congratulations (and happy summer) to Sophie!

    • June 11, 2012 11:12 pm

      Thanks, Julia. And I’m so excited to have more summer time to spend with her this year.

  3. June 7, 2012 9:03 am

    My grandson has this book memorized- now I have a great idea of something to bake with him!

    • June 11, 2012 11:12 pm

      That’s a great idea, Lisa! I’m sure he’ll love that. It was such fun to make too.

  4. June 7, 2012 10:55 am

    That is fantastic Leah, you come up with the most amazing things, your children are so lucky to have a Mom who knows how to find and create such superb culinary delights. You rock 🙂

    • June 11, 2012 11:13 pm

      Ah thanks, Claire, for your nice words. I feel like I’m lucky because I get to do these great things with my daughter. Guess it works out for both of us!

  5. June 7, 2012 11:19 am

    Pretty cool looking caterpillar. I wonder if anything left from it at the end of the day.

    • June 11, 2012 9:28 pm

      Are you kidding? With 14 hungry preschoolers and teachers? That caterpillar was gone!

  6. June 8, 2012 4:18 am

    I got hungry just by looking at your post! =)

    • June 11, 2012 9:28 pm

      Thanks. I’m hungry now. Too bad I don’t have any cupcakes left.

  7. June 8, 2012 12:30 pm

    This is a super neat idea Leah and I’m sure the children really enjoyed this fun treat! I am putting the idea at the back of my mind for future reference.

    • June 11, 2012 9:27 pm

      I think it’s safe to say the kids inhaled the cupcakes.

  8. June 11, 2012 6:17 am

    I love how this looks! It’s beautiful. I’m a sucker for anything rainbow, too. How fun! I’m sure Sophie was thrilled to bring it to school.

    • June 11, 2012 9:27 pm

      Thanks, Rivki! I love the rainbow element too.

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