cakes and cookies

Birthday cakes

April 29, 2008
It was one of the most pleasurable moments of my son’s fourth birthday when we decided to bake a cake of his favorite character. He is an ardent fan of many of those comic characters he reads in books about and he really adores them.

I quizzed him a lot on what would make him happy and since he was hooked on to this wonderful book of “The hungry caterpillar” by Eric Carle, he suggested having a caterpillar cake for his 4th birthday.

I was very happy about his choice but had no idea how start up with the design of a caterpillar. I Googled and came up with some wonderful ideas and lots of varieties to choose from. This was simplest of many cakes.

I got some round aluminum take ways packs and baked simple sponge cakes, I referred to Sagari’s sponge cake recipe. They were awesome.

I baked five sponge cakes and assembled them like a caterpillar I used Wilton’s butter cream icing for the frosting.

It was a great hit among his classmates; they just loved the design & enjoyed biting into the caterpillar, now there was no telling who was more hungry!! The hungry caterpillar was reduced to a few crumbles. And we too had a wonderful time hosting those little angels.

We also had a small party among our close family friends and I had made an Ocean themed cake for him too, since I needed a big sponge for this cake, so I decided to order a readymade sponge and I used the butter cream icing to frost the top.

It was so fascinating for the kids to have a view of the underwater. I made seaweed with fruity rolls up and I managed to get some yummy gummy sharks and other sea animals from the Chocolate section of the supermarket.

That was really fun for me as well!.

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  • Reply Uma April 29, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    wow, wonderful cakes! Nicely decorated too. Your son looks so adorable. Belated happy birthday to him. My daughter’s 4th birthday is approaching. You’ve given me inspiration to bake her fav. character. Thanks for sharing nice ideas.

  • Reply Vaishali April 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm

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  • Reply Vaishali April 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    What a lovely birthday cake, Pearlsofeast, and so very creative of you. Happy birthday to your son!

  • Reply Vanamala Hebbar April 29, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Belated Birthday wishes…

    Nice and lovely cake.

  • Reply Madhavi April 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    WOW..lovely cake, very nice decorated too. Your is so cuteeee. Happy Birthday to your lil prince

  • Reply Cham April 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Belated wishes to ur little sweet heart! The caterpillar and sea world are awesome. Lucky kid!

  • Reply ANJALI J. April 29, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Belated Bday wishes to ur son. Charming kid he is.Cakes are so beutiful. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply ms April 29, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Belated happy birthday to your son! Really adorable cakes.

  • Reply Namratha April 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    WOW, the cakes are beautifully done!

  • Reply Divya Vikram April 29, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    That was so creative..gorgeous cake..And birthday wishes to ur sweet son..

  • Reply shriya April 30, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Belated B’day wishes to your son. He is so cute. Those are really nice cakes. Love the first one esp (Very nice idea).

  • Reply meeso April 30, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Both of these cakes look really great! I especially like the underwater one 🙂 “The Hungry Caterpillar” was one of my favorite books as a kid.

  • Reply Homecooked April 30, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Both cakes are absolutely beutiful…a real labour of love 🙂 I am sure everyone had a great time!

  • Reply Medhaa April 30, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Belated Birthday to the little one, the cakes look lovely

  • Reply Kevin April 30, 2008 at 1:55 am

    That caterpillar cake looks nice and the decorations on the underwater scene are amazing! I hope it was a great birthday party!

  • Reply Maya April 30, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Both the cakes look lovely!! Your son must have been delighted with the double treat :)…

  • Reply Arundathi April 30, 2008 at 10:08 am

    thats really lovely – you are so creative! my daughter is also so into eric carle – hungry caterpillar and grouchy ladybug! great books!

  • Reply sunita April 30, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful cakes..the li’l guy sure looks pleased…many wishes for him 🙂

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  • Reply Sagari May 1, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    wonderfullll cake and I am glad u liked my cake recipe

    U have a surprice in my blog checkout

  • Reply Anamika:The Sugarcrafter May 5, 2008 at 9:17 am

    dear pearl
    thanks for passing by my blog. I love your cakes with buttercream icing work the caterpillar and seaweed portrayal.. you have begun your journey..congratulations !

  • Reply Swati Raman Garg May 13, 2008 at 9:22 am

    sorry sorry sorry… i was out and all my bookmarks got deleted… and here i see missing out on so many of ur ceations… wish ur lil prince a vry happy budday… the cake loooks perfect..

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