Inchworm Cake

Turn a simple cake into a caterpillar that’s (almost) too adorable to eat.

Cook time: (X) min | Prep time: (X) min | Serves: (X) | Yields: (X)
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)
  • water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 8 drops green food color
  • 1 1/2 containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • tray or cardboard (19x14 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
  • 5 candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 2 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 2 small pretzel sticks
  • 24 gumdrops
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
  2. Download the cake template. Cut cake as shown in diagram A. Freeze pieces uncovered 1 hour for easier frosting. Stir food color into frosting. Arrange cake pieces on tray to form inchworm as shown in diagram B. Frost cake, attaching pieces with frosting.
  3. Attach 1 chocolate candy to each vanilla wafer with frosting; attach to end of cake for eyes. Press 3 candies into frosting for mouth. Gently push 1 pretzel stick into flat end of gumdrop; repeat. Insert pretzel sticks into cake for antennae. Arrange remaining gumdrops along edge for feet. Store loosely covered.

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