Friday, January 15, 2010
You can do this! Ransack your cupboards (or a friend's) and pull out whatever ovensafe glass bowls you might have. I used a 4 cup-measuring cup, a Pyrex storage bowl, and 3 Pyrex custard cups. Grease and flour them and then bake your favorite cake batter at 350 degrees. The smallest ones will take around 18 minutes. Keep an eye on the others, using a high-tech toothpick to test for doneness.
When the cakes are cooled, simply frost in whatever colors strike your fancy. I used two pipe cleaners for antennae and M&Ms for eyes. You could give your caterpillar legs with licorice rope or frosting too, if you like.
TaDa1 loved her first birthday cake. Will she remember it? No, but the pictures look cute and the smallest little caterpillar section was just perfect for her to eat in a messy one year old way.
The birthday season is over for Chez TaDa. Sighs of relief....