Caterpillar Cupcake Cake

Cupcakes are a perfect way to distribute cake.  You don't have to cut a cake, you don't need plates and forks to eat a cupcake, and all the "pieces" are evenly sized.  This caterpillar cake is a cute way to arrange cupcakes.  You can make a little caterpillar for just a few people or a enormous caterpillar if you are serving dessert for a crowd.

 

A caterpillar made out of cupcakes1.  Cupcakes

2.  Frosting

3.  Assorted colors of food coloring

4.  A decorating tube with a round tip

5.  A pipecleaner

6.  A knife

 

Step 1.  Frost the cupcakes.

Cupcakes frosted in bright colors

Divide the frosting into three or four bowls.  Dye the frosting your favorite colors.  Then frost each cupcake, making sure you get an even mix of colors.

Step 2.  Make the caterpillar's head.

A caterpillar face


Cut a pipecleaner in half and use it to make the caterpillar's antennae.  Then put a small amount of white frosting into the decorators tube.  Give your caterpillar eyes and a smile.

Step 3.  Assemble the caterpillar.

A wiggly caterpillar made from colored cupcakes

Arrange the cupcakes to make a long, wiggly caterpillar.  Serve the caterpillar within a few hours of assembling it.

 

Gourmet cupcake shops became popluar in the early 2000s, offering cupcakes in many flavors, sizes, and themes.  Cupcakes make a wonderful desert because they are quick and easy to make, decorate, and serve.  Using cupcakes to make a cake become popular because it is fun and it is easy to serve the cake.  Everyone just takes a cupcake! 

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