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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.
Skill Level: None

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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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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 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 This was a great cake!! It was pretty easy to do, but a little time consuming to ice.
Date published: 2011-05-14
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