Many young children watch Baby Einstein videos or enjoy Baby Einstein toys and books. Baby Einstein has become a popular birthday party theme. Here is how you can make your own Baby Einstein Caterpillar birthday cake!
Note: So that you can plan accordingly, please realize that this cake is time consuming. It took approximately five-six hours to complete.
You will need:
Sports ball cake pan(s)
Cake board (I suggest 4′ by 2′, to hold this big caterpillar)
Large container of white icing, divided (I recommend 5 lbs.)
Cake decorating kit with bag, couplings and star tip
Icing coloring, including all primary colors (red, green, yellow, blue, purple)
Black decorating icing
To make the Baby Einstein Caterpillar cake:
Bake the cakes in the sports balls. The caterpillar uses five balls, but you will need to bake a sixth to cut for antenna, feet and tail.
Once the balls cool, position five of them on the cake board, leaving space in between so that you can decorate the entire ball. You will move the cake balls closer together at the end.
With the sixth cake ball, cut two antenna, five feet, and one tail. It may be helpful to make paper cutouts of these pieces first, which you could then trace with your knife for easier cutting.
Once you have your entire caterpillar positioned and spaced out on the board, you are ready to begin icing. Take your white icing and divide it evenly into five bowls. Mix the five colors according to the coloring package directions. Save the yellow for last.
Using your first color and a star tip, ice the entire visible surface of the cake ball. Repeat this for the other four colors. When you complete the red cake ball, you can also decorate the red antenna. Before you ice the yellow head, you will need to grab your black decorator icing and draw the oval-shaped eyes and the mouth. Using the red icing from your red cake ball, draw the oval circles which complete the caterpillar’s mouth. You are now ready to complete the yellow caterpillar head, the feet, and the tail.
When you’ve iced all of the pieces, carefully push them closer together on your cake board so that they are touching one another. You have now completed your own Baby Einstein caterpillar birthday cake!