Well the crazy caterpillar is back and ready to party it up once again for little Freya’s 1st birthday! I have had many requests for this little nutter and was happy to make it again for baby Freya. I tried to vary my little caterpillar buddy a bit without straying too far from my original design– I did multicoloured cupcake liners this time, and pink and green eyes, and more cupcakes make up the body! I think it kind of looks like he’s wearing a pair of 90s raver fun-fur puffy pants!! I call him Francisco. I also added a sweet little Frenchy striped ribbon to his neck, like he is wearing a scarf, and I used Letraset and cute craft paper to make Freya’s birthday flags. Oh Francisco, you are so chic!!
Francisco, the Hungry Caterpillar! Inspired by Eric Carle’s book!
A funny detail: Belgian chocolate “fur” sprinkles carefully placed in buttercream!
Francisco, slinking off my table…
Look at your little feet, Francisco!
Ah oui, very chic neckerchief!
“Who me? You think I’M cute? Well thank you!’ says Francisco…
Cute little Happy Birthday flag I made!
But enough about this guy! When I first posted my Hungry Caterpillar cupcake party train, I was shocked and amazed to watch it explode into the internet world– I received so many compliments and emails from people who were so stoked, and it got re-blogged into the stratosphere, which was so cool. I even learned a new internet term back then: “going viral.” One of my best friends Tara, who is a librarian, told me this! Many kind and cool people ended up emailing me questions about it, and making their own versions based on my design and sending me their final results! So I have also posted a few of their pics below! Thank you for sending me these pics, and to everyone else who linked back to my site and tried out this crazy caterpillar! You are all awesome!!
Sent to me by Rita, made for her son Max’s birthday!
Victoria made this cute version for her son Barnaby!
Zoe rocked this awesome caterpillar! Look at those minis as a border! So cute!
Kathleen sent me this adorable one she made for her son’s 1st birthday! Love it!
Ninja (best name ever!) sent me this super cute one she made for her little guy’s 2nd bday!
Kirby made this adorable one for her niece Lori’s 2nd birthday! Love that big round face!
Angela sent me this adorable one she made for her son’s first birthday, along with a sweet note. Thanks Angela!
And Sonja made this little duder for her little guy Sammy’s birthday! Nice work Sonja!
Until next time, cupcake world!
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