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Very Hungry Caterpillar - 1st Birthday
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  • 22 August 0010
  • ca
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The cake.
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butterflies from coffee filters.
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Smash cake.
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Foot stamp thank you card.
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snacks with story quotes
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another hidden caterpillar
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On Monday he ate...
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caterpillar hunt

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Lindsay P says...

@ 13:11 on Mar 23, 2011

Img_6389_thumb I am stealing SO many of your amazing ideas for my daughter's 2nd birthday! Where did you get the platters the cakes are on. They are perfect! Did you make them?

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Heather T says...

@ 17:47 on Mar 23, 2011

Img_6389_thumb This cake is just on a cardboard cake board (from JoAnn's). I google imaged "Eric Carle art" and found the dots. I copied and pasted them to a word page, enlarged it and printed from my home computer. I think I ended up printing a total of 4 sheets. I taped the paper around the perimeter of the cake board then set the cake on top to decorate. There is just plain cardboard under the cake. I also put wax paper under the edges of the cake while I frosted it so that it wouldn't get the paper messy. It was super cheap and easy. The smash cake was on an actual Very Hungry Caterpillar plate that was purchased off the computer too.

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Laurel K says...

@ 19:13 on Mar 30, 2011

Hi Heather! what cute ideas you came up with for the Very Hungry Caterpillar bday party!! I was wondering if you have any digital copies of the food signs you created that I might "borrow" for my son's first birthday party. Please share your thoughts with me at mrs.kipp@yahoo.com Thank you so much!! Laurel

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Heather T says...

@ 19:55 on Mar 30, 2011

Hi Laurel, I don't actually have anything saved for this part of the project. I found some Eric Carle printables by Googling "Very Hungry Caterpillar printables". There was a page full of the foods from the story so I printed it, colored it in and cut out each piece of food. Then I just glued each piece of fruit on top of the printed words (which match the text from the story). The colored background is actually made from photo "mat stacks". The cards were just kind of pieced together with stuff I had laying around the house. I'm sorry I don't have anything I can email you for this part and I didn't save the cards or I would give them to you. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I hope your party goes well.

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Maya B says...

@ 21:00 on Oct 16, 2011

Img_6389_thumb How did you get the cake to come out of the pan so cleanly? Any special tricks? And is the cake just a bundt cake cut up and re-arranged?

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Heather T says...

@ 21:34 on Oct 16, 2011

Img_6389_thumb I used a bundt pan that I sprayed with Pam. I popped it out and then I cut it into many pieces and arranged the caterpillar on wax paper first. I wanted to make sure it would fit on top of my sheet cake. It took quite a few tries to get it just right. Once I had it laid out the way I wanted it, I set it on top of my sheet cake piece by piece and I used frosting as the glue. Then I mixed several shades of green to get the Eric Carle watercolor effect. Hope this helps!

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Megan C says...

@ 18:57 on Feb 03, 2012

Img_6389_thumb Heather I was wondering did you also use the bundt cake for the caterpillar's head? and what did you use for the antena's?

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Heather T says...

@ 08:23 on Feb 05, 2012

Img_6389_thumb Megan C, I actually used a large cupcake pan for the head. You could just cut out a circle from a regular cake too. I sliced off one side to make it flush with the body. The antenna was made from fruit snacks that I smashed and pulled into the shape I wanted. Hope this helps.

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Amanda G says...

@ 07:21 on Apr 10, 2012

Img_6458_thumb This may be a strange question, but can you tell me how you did that? I would like to do the same thing for my daughter's VHC party. Thx.

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Heather T says...

@ 07:47 on Apr 10, 2012

Img_6458_thumb Amanda I just found a caterpillar on google images and cut and pasted it on a word document a bunch of times. Then I typed a color under each caterpillar. I used crayons to color in each caterpillar. If you have a bunch, you could just make one and color copy it, but we only had a few kids so I did each one by hand. I'm sure there is a better way to do it but this was the only way I knew how.

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Morgan C says...

@ 18:04 on Apr 30, 2012

Img_6389_thumb what kind of icing did you use? I tried to make it tonight with a buttercream icing and I think it was too messy and melty. I think I am going to try the Wilton recipe which calls for shortening. Did you decorate the caterpillar on the white cake?

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Heather T says...

@ 07:09 on May 02, 2012

Img_6389_thumb Morgan C, I used a version of the Wilton frosting. I did use shortening. And i frosted it right on top of the sheet cake. I used my spatula and started at the base of his body (where he touches the sheet cake) and used upward strokes.

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Tricia L says...

@ 07:02 on May 26, 2012

How thick were the slices you made for the bundt cake?

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Lori B says...

@ 13:23 on Oct 07, 2012

Hi Heather, I was wondering how you made the caterpillar on the top of the cake? It is adorable! I would love to try and replicate it if possible! Thank you, Lori

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Heather T says...

@ 13:41 on Oct 07, 2012

Hi, If you look on the page with the photo there is a convo between another mom and me. It pretty much tells step by step how I did it. Basically I used a bundt pan for the caterpillar and cut it up to get the shape I wanted. Hope that helps.

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Lori B says...

@ 15:58 on Oct 07, 2012

Img_6389_thumb Thanks for the super helpful info Heather. This is amazing and I'm going to try my hand it. We'll see how it goes. Thanks again - I'm inspired by your creativity :)

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Heather T says...

@ 17:11 on Oct 07, 2012

Img_6389_thumb My pleasure Lori B! I hope it goes well for you! Good luck!

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