Inchworm Cake

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Kimberly Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

This little guy was a challenge! Not to make, but to get him where he needed to be. My nephews compete in a fishing tournament every year in Pennsylvania near my parents camp and we had to deliver it there. It's a 2 hour fun drive. (You can see where his icing is melting.) In addition, I thought I had gumdrops and didn't, so we had to stop and pick up what I could to finish his body. The boys, Rhyan, Brendan & Noah did enjoy & love this Inchworm cake. Original recipe was from Betty Crocker.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make Inchworm Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If you have any problems with the assembling you can check out the diagrams on www.bettycrocker.com and search for Inchworm cake.

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About Inchworm Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids



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