On my birthday each year my mom would ask, "What kind of cake do you want?"
It was fun to decide on a cake made especially for me! Then my mom would create the best cake (or pie sometimes) for my birthday.
So when I asked my daughter what kind of cake she wanted last week, she said, "A caterpillar cake!"
If I could make it again, though, I wouldn't try to frost the sides of the cupcakes. It was a little tricky. And I think it would have been easier for the kids to just pick up the cupcake if the sides didn't have frosting. :)
For the eyes, I just turned a couple chocolate chips upside down. And used the twisty twizlers for the legs, mouth, and antenna. (I didn't add the antenna until later...it looks a lot better with antenna!)
You could make a cute bookworm for a book club party, or a green or blue caterpillar for a boy!