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Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf.  One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.


You know what happened next, right?  He was hungry and he started to look for some food.  He ate through one apple, two pears, three plums...


But he was still hungry.  Four strawberries... still hungry!


Five oranges... still hungry!


Finally he hit the jackpot!  He ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one salami...


...one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake (mmm!), and one slice of watermelon. 


That night (you guessed it!) he had a stomachache. And who wouldn't?  The good news is that the caterpillar finally finds some caterpillar food - one nice green leaf.  And then he does what caterpillars do best - he becomes a beautiful butterfly.  Thanks, Eric Carle, for one of the best children's stories ever.

8 comments:

  1. beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

    http://forlots.blogspot.com/

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  2. awesome work!! Looks exactly like the illustration on the book! spot on!

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  3. This is wonderful! I've already decided that for my first child's birthday, I am going to make him/her a caterpillar cake where each little caterpillar body segment is a mini cake!! Though I doubt I have the patience and skill that you do :)

    Mrs McB @ mcbsmusings.blogspot.com

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  4. You are truly an artist! Wow and WOW!

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  5. Mrs. McB,
    Check out this great blog for a wonderful picture of a Very Hungry Caterpillar cake that sounds like what you are planning:

    http://cococakecupcakes.blogspot.com/2009/03/hungry-caterpillar-cupcake-party-train.html

    Coco Cake Cupcakes is great!

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  6. This is amazing! You are so talented and patient! I would never have the patience to color all the different colors of fondant let alone make each piece! Wonderful!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful cakes. They provided much needed inspiration for my son's VHC cake and I hope you don't mind that I linked back to you on my own blog (http://bit.ly/wN1zfn)

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