Since it was first published in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been inching its way into the hearts of children. With delicious illustrations and a cutie patootie main character, this classic Eric Carle book is also an adorable theme for a first birthday or toddler celebration.
To inspire the party planning, feast your eyes on these Very Hungry Caterpillar cakes.
A rainbow sensation
Like a butterfly bursting out of its cocoon, this rainbow cake from Made With Pink is a beauty!
All the trimmings
Forget party pies and chocolate crackles. This offering from Cakes by Tricia Faye is an all-in-one birthday banquet. Pass us a pickle!
Make things easy with a cupcake and sponge caterpillar. The paper grass is a nice touch from Pick Any Two, and the supermarket bakery section is your new BFF.
Alternatively, make things impressive with a platter of super luxe cupcakes. These divine designs popped up at CakesDecor.
Artiste in residence
Hand-painted to look just like Eric Carle’s illustrations, this Very Hungry Caterpillar cake is a modern masterpiece from Elaine’s Sweet Life.
Goodie gumdrops, let’s make a chocolate cake with giant gobstoppers on it! 1 Fine Cookie shows us how and we can already taste that butter cream icing. Yummo.
A modern classic
‘In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf …’ and in the light of a birthday party, this big book lay on a cake board. What a sweet way for A Piece O’ Cake to tell the tale.
Icing on the cake
Here’s how to make a white cake really pop – with a giant caterpillar topper from Cakes by Robin. Don’t eat it all at once, mister!
Proving that size isn’t everything, this incy wincy caterpillar is right at home on a nature-themed cake at Creative in Color.
This stand alone critter from Craftsmanship *might* be one to try at home. Just make sure you keep the fridge door closed, because he looks hungry!
The big apple smash cake
Munching one apple doesn’t quite cut it for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but this mega fruit from Sweetcheeks Cookies + Cakes will definitely top up tikes.
Cute as a button cake pops
Cake pops are a winner for junior party goers – small and sweet just like The Very Hungry Caterpillar himself. These yummies are from And Everything Sweet.