Hungry Caterpillar Food Tutorial 2

Today I’m going to show you how to make the cupcake, gherkin and watermelon

To start with the cupcake, roll out some brown fondant and cut out a circle

Cut out some triangles from the bottom of the circle

Using your fingertips, gently press the points to round them out and soften them and then roll out some blue fondant and cut out your cupcake case.

Using the top of a modelling tool, press down to flatten the top of the ‘cup’

Using a matchstick, make indents on the cupcake case

Paint some water on the flattened part of the cupcake case, stick the cupcake onto it and trim the case to size.

Once the cupcake has hardened a bit, draw on some chocolate chips using a black edible marker.

Next up, roll out some green fondant and lightly trace out the ‘gherkin’ shape

Cut out your gherkin and lightly mark it to add some texture.

For the watermelon… roll out some red/pink fondant and cut out a triangle

Roll out your green fondant and lay it next to the red triangle to measure up.

Cut out the rectangle ‘top’ to size and stick it to the watermelon using some water

Once the watermelon has hardened, mark in your pips.

One more tutorial to go, and then I promise I’ll be done with the Very Hungry Caterpillar 🙂 … until I find something else to obsess over!!!

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5 Responses to Hungry Caterpillar Food Tutorial 2

  1. Gina April 1, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Hi, just wondering if I can pre-make the fondant decorations and if so how long they will last and still be edible? Thanks

    • BronnieBakes Admin April 2, 2013 at 9:00 am #

      yes, absolutely! They will last for AGES… I have some that are over a year old and if you add a hardening agent to the fondant it will dry and become like a hard lolly.

      I usually make my decorations 1-4 weeks in advance and let them dry at room temperature away from the sun

      Hope that helps!

      • Gina April 3, 2013 at 10:50 am #

        Awesome thanks heaps, will make the job easier if I don’t have to do it all at once! Thanks again, ill try to post a pic of the finished product. Wish me luck! 😉

  2. Lara June 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Hi, I love your tutorials! I am attempting to make the cake for my sister in law’s baby shower. If I make the decorations in advance and they dry flat with they still wrap around the curves of the cake? Also, with the caterpillar topper, do you think using 1 small ball of brown would darken green colour?


    • BronnieBakes Admin June 20, 2014 at 9:13 am #

      Hi Lara

      Thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 I make the decorations in advance and yes you are right – they don’t wrap perfectly around the cake but I find you don’t really notice it. But… if you don’t want to do this you can always put some baking paper around your baking tin and dry your decorations around that so they dry curved. Hope that helps!


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