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Caterpillar Crawl Birthday Cake

Who can resist a caterpillar? Our Caterpillar Crawl Birthday Cake video shows you how to create a sweet birthday treat.

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This Caterpillar Crawl cake will delight kids and adults alike. And creating the S-shaped caterpillar is easier than you might think. All you need is a Bundt pan. Start with a standard size Bundt cake of any flavor. Be sure the cake is fully cooled before you begin decorating it. Cut the cake in half and arrange the 2 halves end to end on a rectangular or oval platter so they form an S-shape. We baked the cake with Funfetti. Using a serrated knife, trim one end of the S into a more rounded shape. This will be the caterpillar's head. Smooth the midpoint in the body where the pieces joined. Now spoon 3 quarters of a 16 ounce can of vanilla frosting into a medium bowl. Add green food coloring. Mix it well, adding more food coloring if needed to get the shade of green you prefer. Remove 1 heaping spoonful of green frosting to a smaller bowl. Add a few drops of green food coloring and blend it to get a darker shade of green. Put the remaining white frosting in another small bowl and add yellow food coloring and blend it well. Cover the entire cake with a lighter green frosting using a small spatula to spread it evenly. Now add the yellow frosting to a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag and pipe wide yellow stripes across its back. Next, pipe narrower stripes of dark green frosting across the caterpillar's back. Now we'll cut 2 1/2-inch rounds from a regular size marshmallow. Put a dab of frosting on each and adhere a blue coated candy to the frosting. Place these on the caterpillar's head as eyes. To make the antenna, push 2 pair of lime cream-filled rolled wafers into the caterpillar's head just above the eyes. Use a dab of frosting to stick a green coated candy on the top of each antenna. Now line the base of the cake with green coated candies. You'll need about a third of the cup.