3.11.2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party


Sugar-free devil's food cake mini cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
Yep. It was our little man's very first birthday party. I decided to base our theme on the very adorable "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" children's book by Eric Carle. It was such a wonderful afternoon with family, and there were plenty of tasty treats to be had! Thank heavens for Pinterest, as well.

The Birthday boy's cake! Sugar-free devil's food cake with sugar-free frosting. All frosted and ready for him to stuff in his little baby face.
 Strawberry & cream cheese Cake Pops with white chocolate frosting
Invitations
 
 Caterpillar Food party favors

 My third attempt at covering a fondant cake. Second attempt using gum paste. The gum paste dried out quicker than expected, but I think the fruit still looked like fruit, eh?
Table before the punch and fruit dips arrived, and before we sliced up the fruit.
 Caterpillar mobile using Chinese lanterns. I found them online super-cheap, then added the eyes, mouth, ears, and little feet with regular scrapbook paper.
 Strawberries
 Plums
 Fondant cake topper. What a cute little guy!
 Pears
 Oranges
 Apples
 Table from the left
Table from the right
  
Picture montage as #1
8 layer vanilla cake with butter cream frosting.

I loved throwing a birthday party for my little guy! It was a blast, and everyone was so generous and fantastic - love you guys. Happy birthday, little man!

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful job!! I am very impressed and wish we could have been there in person :)

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    1. Thanks Bethany! We missed you guys so much.

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  2. Such a cute idea! I love it! You did such a great job :)

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    1. Oh man, when you guys have kids, their parties are going to be TOP notch! I can't even begin to imagine what you'd cook up!

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  3. This looks like such a cute party! You did an amazing job! www.bearrabbitbear.com

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    1. Thanks Melanie! Your blog looks fantastic - thanks for visiting.

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  4. You did such an amazing job! I love parties that have a book theme. The cake is fabulous too. I love that it was rainbow inside. I'd love it if you'd share this at Whimsy Wednesday at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-2.html. We go live tomorrow night at 8 EST.

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    1. I'd love to, Jenny! Only... I tried your link and it tells me "the page cannot be found". I'll keep trying it.

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  5. This is SO perfect! I love it! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party this week! We can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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    1. Thanks so much, Trish! And congrats on your feature today on Six Sister's Stuff :)

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  6. This is so beautiful! Love that the chocolate cake doubled as a smash cake! Can you share the links or directions to how you did the food labels and boxed candy favor labels (caterpillar food)? Great job on the cake! Thank you!

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