Everyone whose close to me knows my obsession with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It's always been one of my all time favorite children's books, and I have said for years now that when hubby and I have our little one their first birthday party will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar themed.
So, you can only imagine my excitement when my friend Paige, who I played field hockey with in high school, asked that I make her little Levi's first birthday cake. His Very Hungry Caterpillar themed first birthday cake.
Although the psychotic M&M's proved to be a massive pain in the bum (for whatever reason, they were constantly falling off and rolling away. I've never experienced anything more irritating in my life), I still think this has to be my most favorite cake I've done yet. Not only because it's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but because it was the most fun I've ever had decorating. Marbleizing my fondant to look similar to Eric Carle's paint strokes was so unique and joyful. As was creating an edible collage of tiny fondant pickles, ice cream cones and swiss cheese slices. It turned out whimsical and vibrant, very much like the book. It was truly the most amazing opportunity to practice my baby's future first birthday cake. To put my heart and soul into something I've always enjoy so much.
Happy Birthday, Baby Levi!
I hope you enjoy your cake. Squish and moosh that apple smash cake like it's nobody's business.