Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake


We were excited when we got the order for The Very Hungry Caterpillar cake, because I was more than just a little familiar with the book. It was one of my favorite children's books growing up, and it's popularity exploded over the years. Millions of copies have been printed of Eric Carle's beautifully painted book and this children's classic dating back to 1969, has been translated into 30 languages! Although I could have easily remembered each and every page from memory, it always helps to have the book in front of you for accuracy, and our client was happy to bring us one for Rick to work from. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a great match for Rick because of the painterly style throughout the book, and he had a lot of fun with this one. The cake had partly eaten handpainted fruits completely around the cake and the gluttonous caterpillar placed on top. The cake was gorgeous in person with the varying shades of color and painterly style. It was a nice trip down memory lane, and one we're happy to take anytime!

Aloha, 'til next time!


6 comments:

Deeva said...

Man, the accuracy. Great job!

SageMom said...

Love that cake!

TuTu's Bliss said...

This is amazing. I would love something special like this for my daughter's 6th birthday. Her favorite shows are cake off and the cake boss. Too bad she is stuck with a mom that can't even bake a decent cookie! ;)

Cakedreamer said...

Aww! This is fabulous! Close to my heart since my daughter's first birthday cake was a cake shaped like the hungry caterpillar! So wonderful...love the detail!

cakelava said...

Thanks, everyone! The Very Hungry Caterpillar resonates with so many people, and has been represented in cake in very different ways. It's fun to see how each person approaches the same novel... TuTu's Bliss. Don't fret that you can't bake a decent cookie. That's what the cake designers are there for!

Gabriella said...

Dear Cakelava, your caterpillar cake looks incredible, it truly is art! I felt like I had stepped into Gourmet Magazine. It was so well presented, clean, photos clear and professionally positioned. I shall return for another bite of this wonderful blog. Thank you for sharing.
Cheers, Gaby
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