Jul 20, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: The Food

Like I said yesterday, I made a chocolate cake with chocolate fondant. For the filling I did butter cream with crushed cookies mixed in. I used rice krispies to form the caterpillar and covered it with fondant. I cut a piece of the small cake and punched a hole with a straw to make it look like he ate some! It turned out really cute, and Sam loved the caterpillar!
For the cupcakes I made cupcake balls, here is how you can make your own:

Cake mix and ingredients listed on box (I used red velvet 1 box made around 50)
Cream cheese frosting
Chocolate Almond Bark
White Chocolate Almond Bark
Mini cupcake pan and paper liners

Make your cake, let cool and break into crumbs, I used forks and then lost patience and used my hands!
Add about 1/2 can of store bought cream cheese frosting or enough to help the crumbs hold shape but not to much or it wont hold.
Taking heaping tablespoon scoops and roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Place in freezer for 10 min.
Put liners in mini cupcake pan and fill half fun with melted chocolate Almond Bark, place cake ball into melted chocolate and press gently until the chocolate starts to rise. Once tray is full let sit until chocolate is firm.
Take liners and cake balls out of tray and dip the top half in melted white chocolate Almond Bark, letting excess drip off before flipping over and placing back on cookie sheet.
Add M&M before white chocolate has set.
After my all the candy coating had hardened I removed the wrapper but you can leave it on too.
For all the food we ate from the book I made little signs saying what day the caterpillar ate that food and a picture.
The food we ate:
Cut up
We also had everything to make sandwiches including these from the book:
Sliced salami
Sliced Pickles
Swiss cheese
For sausage I took hot dogs and cut them up and cooked them in a yummy BBQ sauce
instead of cherry pie we had fresh cherries
And for the green leaf we had a big salad
For dessert we had
Ice cream cones
Chocolate cake
Cup cake balls

It was a lot of food and we ended up with lots of very yummy and healthy left overs which was great with me!


Elsie said...

What a clever idea to make the caterpillar from Rice Krispies. I was wondering how you managed the shape of it.

I will have to try the butter cream with the crushed cookies. It sounds delicious.

Really love all that you have done with this party. Thanks for sharing

In a nut shell... said...

Very very very cute. Such a sweet looking party.

Andrea said...

Cute, cute, cute! The very hungry caterpillar has always been one of my favorites & my kids love it too! The cake is absoultely adorable, and the food for the party is really neat too! I look forward to looking around your blog more (following now)!


Emily said...

What a great theme. Thanks for linking up!

Jill said...

What a brilliant idea for a party! and I LOVE the cake you made! Just fabulous!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Just Jaime said...

Very fun idea!