Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Are you Hungry Caterpillar?

I have always been a big fan of the Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle - I think it is the thought of the caterpiller munching his way through cake and cookies and lollipops that makes me smile. Today was Rosie's actual 4th birthday and I was so pleased to find these lovely hungry caterpillar polka dot cake cases and decorations - just so cute (available on line and in Waitrose if you want some!) My brother brought the rainbow chocolate drops over from a visit to the Bloomer chocolate factory which were the perfect addition on top of the buttermilk frosting! Happy Birthday Rosie Pea xxx


sadie said...

first of all, congrats on the book being in Harvey Nicks! Fabulous!

I love the cakes. My little girl (also 4) would love them, she loves the Hungry Caterpillar. But is it wrong that when I read it to her, I end up hungry?! ;o)

violet ~ creme said...

I've been a fan of your blog for such a long time I thought it was about time I commented, so..hello! *g*

I love the Hungry Caterpillar range at Waitrose, especially the little badges and pots, which are useful generally and not just for parties.

I went to Waitrose recently and snapped a few shots of the range as I love it so:


The cakes look delicious too. Yum.

Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings said...

Thank you for the lovely cake idea! My twins turn 3 in a few weeks and we were looking at pictures of Hungry Caterpillar cakes via google images, and one of them was TOTALLY taken by yours here and is calling it "her butterfly cake -- with the PINK candles!". She looked at your picture here for a good 30 minutes while I made dinner tonight!!!

Am off in search of the accessories a little closer to home -- I think I'll be able to find them here, too. Thanks for the inspiration!