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Caterpillar Cake

A treasured childhood story, the Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired this child's fantasy cake. A novelty cakes for a child's birthday can bring joy, excitement... and a satisfied stomach, so here's one for the ages! 


Preparation time

1 hour

Cooling time

 6 hours


Approximately 12 pieces



1 x 500ml thickened cream

1 teaspoon caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 x 250g packet of Choc Ripple biscuits


For the Icing

1 x 500ml thickened cream

1 teaspoon caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Red, light green, dark green and yellow food colouring


For the decorations

Fayna metre of licorice

1 Fayna Big Boss, halved 




  • Use an electric beater to beat the cream, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until firm peaks form.
  • Spread a little of the cream mixture along a serving platter to make the base.
  • Stand 1 biscuit upright on its edge and spread with cream mixture. Place another biscuit alongside and sandwich together
  • Continue layering with cream mixture and remaining biscuits to form your desired caterpillar shape
For icing
  • To make icing, mix cream, caster sugar and vanilla essence until smooth
  • Divide icing mixture into three separate bowls
  • Keep  a tablespoon of icing mixture aside for deceration
  • Add a few drops of desired colouring to each of the three bowls to make a bowl of light green, dark green and red icing. Mix until combined. 
  • Spoon icing mixture into piping bag and attach desired nozzle. Pipe icing onto chocolate ripple cake
For decorations
  • For decorations, cut licorice into leg shaped pieces as well as two ovals for the eyes
  • Colour the tablespoon of icing mixture that was set aside with yellow colouring
  • Ice eyes and layer with oval licorice pieces
  • Place legs in place
  • Place halved Big Boss pieces as antennae
  • Refrigerate for 6 hours to set
  • Serve and enjoy!