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Caterpillar in the Grass Cupcakes

By Kelsey Banfield |

Caterpillar Cupcakes

When we were at a birthday part recently a mom made these caterpillar cupcakes for the kids. The party was at a park and all the kids party table was set with wildflowers and plates with butterflies. My daughter got the biggest kick out of the gummy work and the coconut grass. We are always decorated cupcakes and she made me promise that we could make her own version when we got home. I colored the shredded coconut by shaking it up with a drop of green food paste. Then I scattered it over our favorite chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing. We chose to have our gummy worms snaking through the grass and one of them we made look like it was actually popping out of a worm hole. It was summer fun for sure, I’ve already made a note to make this recipe again next spring!

Caterpillar in the Grass Cupcakes

1 batch chocolate cupcakes with chocolate or vanilla buttercream

1 cup shredded coconut

gummy worms

green food coloring or food paste

1. Frost the cupcakes as directed.

2. Add the shredded coconut to the bowl drop in the food coloring or paste. Stir until the coconut is tinged green. Scatter it on top of the cupcakes. Arrange the gummy worm as desired. Serve!

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About Kelsey Banfield


Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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