Friday, June 11, 2010
I colored some frosting blue, and began slathering it on. But it wasn't going on smoothly and I kept getting cake crumbs in it. So I heated up the frosting and poured it over. I had to keep heating it up, because it kept hardening in the bowl. It was still lumpy looking, but have you ever seen a smooth looking caterpillar? Me either.
I colored the face yellow and filled some Ziplock bags with other colors, cutting off a tiny tip of the corner. I used that corner to add the details - a cheap frosting tip! Because I wasn't able to make triangles, I did dots instead. I used leftover cake crums to create "dirt" on the cake.
As for the antennae, my mother-in-law came up with the brilliant idea of using candles (I got sparkler candles) for the antennae. We then added the rest of the sparkler candles as the fuzzy hair down the caterpillar's body. This impressed all the 6-7 year old boys at the party, which really is the entire point of the whole cake.