Inchworm Cake

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 16
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: Bake


1 box box betty crocker supermoist cake mix (i used lemon flavor)
8 drops green food color (i made two different greens for added depth to the inchworm)
1 1/2 containers betty crocker rich & creamy vanilla frosting
5 candy-coated chocolate candies
2 vanilla wafer cookies (for the eyes)
2 small pretzel sticks (for antennas)
24 gumdrops (i used chewie cherry candies)
i crushed graham crackers for the dirt but it would be better if it had been oreos or dark chocolate cookies for dirt.
i also added some gummy worms to the dirt

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Kim Biegacki Recipe
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Boardman, OH (pop. 66,982)
Member Since Apr 2011
Kim's notes for this recipe:
This little guy was a challenge! Not to make, but to get him where he needed to be. My nephews are in a fishing tournament every year in Pennsylvania near my parents camp and we had cart this Inchworm cake over there. We live almost 2 hrs away and it was a fun drive. (You can see where his icing is melting from the long drive. lol) In addition, I thought I had gumdrops and didn't, so I had to stop at a store and pick up what I could to finish up his body when we arrived at camp. The boys, Rhyan, Brenda and Noah loved their Inchworm cake. Hope you enjoy and do post a pic if you make one. I would love to see your cake.
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Heat oven to 350 F (325 F for dark or nonstick pan). Bake and cool cake as directed on box for 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. (I just used my bundt pan)
Lay out cake and cut about 1/3 or 1/4 off the side, depending how high you want his body to be. Then, take the piece you cut off and cut it in two for the front and back of Inchworm. Freeze the pieces of cake for at least an hour for easier frosting. Attach the pieces with frosting.
The rest of the pieces that you place on the Inchworm depend on your creativity. When I was making the antennas I didn't have the gumdrops so I used black olives. For me, it was whatever worked for the moment.
If you have any problems with the assembling you can check out the diagrams on and search for Inchworm cake.

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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Apr 28, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Linda Lee clrbnlee - May 5, 2011
This was the cutest cake I have ever seen!!! The boys just loved it! Thanks, sissy, for being inventive!~!
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - May 16, 2011
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user Linda Lee clrbnlee - May 17, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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