Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake Cake
My baby girl is turning one, and I wanted to decorate her cake. I found cupcakes online that were decorated like the caterpillar from the children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The cupcakes forming the body are topped very simply with different shades of green butter cream icing. The head is a small, circular cake covered in red cake decorating fondant with fondant eyes.
Is this doable for someone with no cake decorating experience? How challenging would it be to use a cake decorating bag to achieve the water color effect of the green caterpillar?
How difficult is fondant to work with--would it be easier to simply use red frosting spread smooth for the head? What's the best method to achieve a bright red color? Would you recommend a practice run?
Finally, I am using a healthy cake recipe because I've been making all of my baby's food. Is there a way to make sure a "healthy" cake recipe produces a moist cake?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.