Caterpillar Cake

Caterpillar Cake

19 Reviews 23 Pics
Heather Walker
Recipe by  Heather Walker

“This is a great cake to do after a unit on bugs, wildlife, etc. Have the kids help decorate it! Use licorice whips for antennas, or gumdrops. Spread icing around caterpillar and sprinkle green tinted coconut for grass. Use any flavor cake mix or any Bundt cake recipe.”

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Original recipe yields 1 bundt pan



  1. Prepare cake according to package instructions and bake in a Bundt pan. Cool and invert onto cutting board.
  2. Cut a piece of cardboard large enough to accommodate two Bundt pans. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Carefully cut the cake in half and place on cardboard in an "S" shape.
  4. Decorate with colored icing, candies, etc.

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What a hit at my son's school on his birthday! For a person like me who isn't very artistic this cake was a breeze and delicious!!!



This was so great!! What are the chances I'd actually find a caterpillar cake when I looked for one. I used a bundt pan that had angular peaks in it (because that's all I had!) but it came out well!! I modeled mine after Eric Carle's "Very Hungry Caterpillar" and used it for my baby's 1st birthday.



I used a different cake recipe, but I used the decorating idea for my boyfriend's birthday cake. (He's a kid at heart!) I actually based my caterpillar on the Eric Carle "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and it was a big hit! I used spiral candles for antennae. Also, I used mini-Oreos coated in red icing as ladybugs. Very fun!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 373 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs
  • 60.7 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 355 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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