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Crawling Toward Your First! Cake


Baby will be enthralled with this crawling caterpillar First Birthday cake! The sections are made in our Sports Ball Pan halves?use one for the perfect smash cake! Spell the name and age in cookies.
Makes: Cake serves 30.
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Step 1

In advance, use empty ball pan as pattern and trace 5 half-ball shapes into desired configuration on cardboard.

Allow approximately 1 extra inch around cake shapes. Cut board and cover with Fanci-Foil Wrap. Set aside.

Step 2

In advance, use A-B-C and 1-2-3 50-Pc. Cutter Set and cookie dough to cut out birthday name.

Note: To make the apostrophe, roll a 1/4 in. ball of dough and shape into apostrophe.
 
Bake and cool cookies. Pipe-in cookies with tip 12. Smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Set aside.

Step 3

Bake and cool five halves from Sports Ball. Position first cake on board, beginning with head. Cover with tip 16 pull-out stars.
 
Position candy eyes, nose and licorice mouth. Twist 4 pieces of florist wire together at bottom; split into 2 sections of two wires.

Wrap each wire with ribbon and secure with tape. Curl pieces into antennae and attach candy with icing at curled ends.

Position antennae in Flower Spike and insert Flower Spike into head. Add each remaining body segment; covering each with tip 16 pull-out stars.

Add candy-coated chocolate dots to some and stripe details to others. Position jelly candies for feet.

Insert lollipop stick into cake for each letter. Add icing to backs of cookies and attach to sticks. Position candle.

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Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Jelly beans

Jelly beans

Heart-shaped candy

Heart-shaped candy

shoestring licorice

shoestring licorice (black)

Jelly candies

Jelly candies

Candy-coated chocolates

Candy-coated chocolates

cornstarch

cornstarch

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Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

4 in. Lollipop Sticks

4 in. Lollipop Sticks

Corrugated cardboard

Corrugated cardboard

1/4 in. wide ribbon

1/4 in. wide ribbon (violet)

18 in. florist wire

18 in. florist wire

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Crawling Toward Your First! Cake is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made smaller version of this cake since it was for smaller party (25 guests) for baby's first b'day. I used baking pan that is meant for smaller dolls (bakes six base for smaller dolls per pan) & then cut about an inch from the bottom to achieve smaller round shape balls with flat base. for the face of caterpiller I used two ball one on top of each other using Royal icing to stick and followed rest of the direction from this idea. I used Black jelly bean for the legs & pieces of thin Licorise for antena. Eyes and mouth using wilton's ready to use black icing. Cake turned out really really amazing !! It WOW'ed everyone at the party including babies parents. Direction are easy to follow. It did not take long to make this cake at all. It was easy and fun to make this cake.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made this for several different occasions, mostly birthdays and just because it is so cute I have made some for school. (With 3 girls in school I always have plenty of reason to make cakes!) I would suggest covering the entire cake with a thin layer of whatever color icing you're using on that segment. THat way if your stars aren't perfect, you're not going to be able to see the cake sticking through the stars. Just a little trick I picked up while using a chocolate cake and light colored stars.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for my daughter's 3rd birthday and got lots of compliments on it. Very easy to do with very impressive results! I didn't bother using any of the candy they recommended and just made the face with frosting and various tips. I completely left the feet off since I couldn't find colored fruit gel candies that would coordinate with the colors I used to frost the cake. Give it a try - you'll be glad you did!
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just recently made this cake and it was very easy. Have fun with the colors, I think I added a light green and purple to my cake. I loved how all of the pastel colors really came together to produce a great looking cake. I did not make the name for the cake as I was low on time, but plan to give that a try next time I make it.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake is adorable and I made it for my son's 1st Birthday. I did have to stay up ALL night to make it! I thought that it sounded easy, but it did turn out to be time consuming. Everyone loved it including my son. It's a cute cake to make, but make sure you have enough time to do it.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very time consuming cake. Hand was very sore after all the stars were done. I didn't make the cookies or use the candy in this recipe. Make sure whoever you make this cake for will appreciate all the time you put into it! Easy to decorate just takes a lot of time.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have made tis a few times for various B-day parties it is pretty straight forward! I also left out the last segment because it didn't fit on the cake board I had and the cake mix work perfecty for four 1/2 Balls
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my youngest for her first birthday. It was about 3x the size tho due to the number of people we had there. It was easy to make and decorate. And she loved having the "head' all to herself.
Date published: 2010-12-01
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