Caterpillar Cupcake Cake Recipe | Fun Cupcake Cake

Make this delightful caterpillar cupcake cake for a fun treat kids and adults alike will adore! Featuring colorful cupcakes connecting by delectable frosting and topped with sweet candies, this is one bug you’ll want to catch! Follow the video or written instructions below to learn how to make this wonderful cupcake cake for your friends and family.

Caterpillar Cupcake Cake Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 box white cupcake mix + ingredients as listed on box
  • Paste food coloring
  • White cupcake liners
  • Life Savers candy
  • Sour, bright gummy worms
  • String licorice
  • Mini M&M’s
  • Buttercream frosting
  • 2 Dum Dums lollipops

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare white cupcake mix according to package directions. Divide the batter among 5 bowls.

Kristi pours batter with the aid of a Rada Mixing Spatula.

Add food coloring to each bowl and stir.

Kristi stirs in food coloring.

Place white cupcake liners in each muffin tin. Fill each section to 3/4’s full.

Kristi pours batter into muffin pans.

Fill a decorator bag with buttercream frosting and attach a 1 M tip. Top each cupcake with a swirl of frosting.

Kristi frosts rainbow cupcakes.

On one cupcake, spread the frosting smooth.

Kristi smooths out frosting with a Rada Super Spreader.

Place the cupcakes together sideways to form the caterpillar body, alternating colors. Fill in spaces with extra frosting as necessary. Secure with one cupcake face up.

Kristi attaches cupcakes to one another.

With the cupcake with the smooth frosting, use Life Savers to make the eyes, mini M&M’s to make the pupils, and licorice to make a smile.

Kristi completes the cupcake's face.

Place the face cupcake on top of the cupcake at the end. Use Dum Dum lollipops to make ears and secure the face in place. Attach gummy candies to sides of other cupcakes to form the legs.

Kristi adds Dum Dum lollipops to caterpillar.

Serve and enjoy!

Kristi poses with completed caterpillar cupcake cake.

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Rainbow Caterpillar Cupcake Cake Recipe

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Hi, it’s Kristi in the Rada Cutlery kitchen, and today I want to show you how to make a cute caterpillar cupcake cake.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a standard box of white cake mix according to package directions. Evenly divide the batter into 5 bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl, stirring to desired color. Fill white cupcake liners with colored batter to ¾’s full. Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes or until lightly brown on top.

Let cool. Meanwhile, prepare buttercream frosting. Fill a decorator bag with a 1M tip with buttercream frosting. Top each cupcake with a swirl of frosting. On one cupcake, spread the frosting smooth.

Place the cupcakes together sideways to form the caterpillar body, alternating colors. Fill in spaces with extra frosting as necessary. Secure with one cupcake face up. Attach two Lifesaver eyes, an M&M nose, and a licorice smile to make the face. Put the caterpillar head on top of the face of the cupcake with Dum-Dum lollipops to form the ears and to hold the head in place. Attach gummy candies to sides of cupcakes to form the legs.

And that’s how you make a cute caterpillar cupcake cake! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and visit us at our website at

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