DIY: Hungry Caterpillar Cookies

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a favorite read in my house.  My daughter absolutely loves it!  And I’m absolutely in love with all of the Eric Carle inspired cakes and parties popping up lately, as are many of you!  That’s why you’re going to flip over today’s tutorial!  The lovely ladies at Cream & Flutter recently hosted an adorable Baby Shower inspired by this classic book.  (You may remember Cream & Flutter from the oh-so-creative and mega popular Gender Reveal Cupcakes we featured last August.)  Well this talented sister duo is back today with a fabulous cookie DIY from their caterpillar party… hand painted and totally incredible!  Today you’ll learn how to make your very own, Very Hungry Caterpillar Cookies!

Hungry Catepillar Cookie DIY

Hungry Catepillar Cookie DIY Tutorial

Hungry Catepillar Cookie DIY Tutorial

Hungry Catepillar Cookie DIY Tutorial

A DIY by Cream & Flutter

  1. Make a template by tracing fruit from book.  Cut with sharp pairing knife on cold cookie dough.
  2. Cut out hole with small circle cutter.  Place cookies in freezer for one hour to ensure they keep their shape.  Then bake.
  3. Outline cookie in white with stiff royal icing.  Fill cookie with thin, white royal icing.
  4. Dilute food coloring with a few drops of water.  Paint base color first.  Add details once dry.

A huge thank you to Trisha and Amanda from Cream & Flutter for sharing their hand-painted, Hungry Caterpillar Cookie Tutorial with us today!  You can see more of their Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower HERE on the Cream & Flutter blog.  Enjoy!

Cookies & Tutorial by:  Cream & Flutter

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Nancy says

    As a teacher who loves this book, these cookies are one of my favorites! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    These cookies are adorable and such a fun accent for a Very Hungry Caterpillar party! I love how you used the Eric Carle painting technique in your icing effect. Beautiful work!

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