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The Naming of Caterpillar Cakes

I learned about caterpillar cakes this weekend. They're cakes, usually chocolate, in the shape of a caterpillar. Google Timeline tells me this kind of cake took off about a decade ago.

What was most striking about the first one was that it bore a proper character name. Apparently, unlike any other food I can think of offhand, some of the other caterpillar cakes do too. I'm bemused that it's semi-necessary to give a cake a proper name.

Tesco: Curly the Caterpillar Cake
M&S: Colin the Caterpillar Cake
Sainsbury: Wiggles the Caterpillar Cake

ASDA Caterpillar Cake
Waitrose Caterpillar Cake

Any others? (I couldn't resolve Morrisons or Booths online.)

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marzapane
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Colin the Caterpillar... perfect for C's upcoming bday!!
owlfish
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
Would you really want to eat a semi-anthropomorphized confection named after you?
marzapane
Jun. 13th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
Heck yeah! If someone wanted to bring Maria the Millipied to my birthday, I would be quite pleased. As long as it does not contain any actual insect parts.
owlfish
Jun. 13th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
I was sitting here thinking of "Maria the Manatee Muffin".
lemur_catta
Jun. 13th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
I think mass-marketed, low-end chocolate bunnies tend to have character names as well.

owlfish
Jun. 13th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
I think you're right!

A good answer to that age-old question, "What do bunnies and caterpillars have in common?"
lemur_catta
Jun. 13th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
They both consider Wiggles an appropriate name for their offspring.
However, some bunnies aren't quite so conventional:

http://www.redditpics.com/dude-da-bunny-and-diva-da-bunny-i-wish-this-we,51324/
labellementeuse
Jun. 13th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake!
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