Bake a Hungry Caterpillar: New Caterpillar Cakelet Pan

Here's a piece of spring morning whimsy. Do you remember this very hungry caterpillar cake? It was such a cute idea, and so well-done. Well, if you'd like to bake a caterpillar cake of your own, there's now a cake pan just for that.We're slightly unsure whether we'd actually prefer this over the original version, which just used decorated cupcakes. But this particular pan from Williams-Sonoma might be better for those of us who aren't so good at decorating.

The pan bakes eight cakelets that come together to make a caterpillar, and there's even a separate decorating kit available with wiggly eyes, colored sugar, and licorice for feelers. You can make a creepy garden caterpillar or a more friendly-looking cake. Although, doesn't that one up top look sort of creepy in its cheeriness? The pan is made exclusively for Williams-Sonoma by Nordic Ware.

What do you think? Thumbs up or down?

Find it: Caterpillar Cakelet Pan with Decorating Kit, $45 (including decorating kit) at Williams-Sonoma

Related: Bears, Gingerbread, and Igloos: New Holiday Cake Pans from Williams-Sonoma

(Images: Williams-Sonoma)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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