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Colin The Caterpillar recipes?

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KatDubs261 Fri 04-Aug-17 18:36:47

My boyfriend recently said that he had always wanted a colin the caterpillar cake as a child, but never got one. So I would really like to have a go at making one when his birthday comes around soon!

What are your recipes/thoughts on how best to put it together? smile

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TheSpottedZebra Fri 04-Aug-17 19:13:42

I love home baking, but if he wants a Colin, he probably wants a 'real' one.
Can't you buy one, then do some kind of Colin-themed meal to go with?

KatDubs261 Fri 04-Aug-17 19:19:16

Right to be completely honest I don't know much about the 'real' colin myself! I never had one either.

Where would I get a real one? Any supermarket?

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Puffpaw Fri 04-Aug-17 19:20:58

Go to your nearest m&s find Colin, take him to a till and pay. Surprise boyfriend. Homemade Colin won't be the same.

tshirtsuntan Fri 04-Aug-17 19:21:02

Supermarket or m&s. They usually cost about a fiver (people fight over his sickly chocolate face grin).

Puffpaw Fri 04-Aug-17 19:21:54

mandsfood.tumblr.com/post/47207660574/colin-easter
This is Colin, the cake, not the boy.

KatDubs261 Fri 04-Aug-17 20:19:39

wow colin ain't cheap - www.marksandspencer.com/giant-colin-the-caterpillar-cake/p/p21041637 !

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PrivetDrive24 Fri 04-Aug-17 20:22:48

Thats a giant one that serves 40 shock

KatDubs261 Fri 04-Aug-17 20:56:52

The £40 colin is the only one available on the website

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lilydaisyrose Fri 04-Aug-17 21:03:14

Just go into any M&S food

Avebury Fri 04-Aug-17 21:21:17

I think he is about £10 in m and s or you can get the mini ones for about £2 for 5.

Orangedaisy Fri 04-Aug-17 21:23:11

Agree, buy it in m&s. I always wanted shop bought cake as a kid but never got it, would be gutted to ask for Colin now and get a home made one. Birthday boy has dibs on the face too.

Frazzled2207 Fri 04-Aug-17 21:26:26

You can get very similar in Sainsbury's for a tenner

ClashCityRocker Fri 04-Aug-17 21:27:42

Cyril the caterpillar was six quid in my local Sainsbury's last week... I'm sure Tesco used to do one too...

KatDubs261 Fri 04-Aug-17 22:07:02

I am not sure if 'Cyril' would be acceptable grin

Ok I will try to get a colin from m and s and give him dibs on the face!

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Nottalotta Fri 04-Aug-17 22:08:51

I'll be thrilled if m and s do a cheaper version, I want one forces birthday and also only found the £40 one!

pinkblink Fri 04-Aug-17 22:20:52

Tesco do one for £5-6

wobblywonderwoman Fri 04-Aug-17 22:24:03

M&s one is lovely.
.... Iceland are doing a fakey for a fiver

Don't be a fake OK grin

Cakescakescakes Fri 04-Aug-17 22:37:43

The m and s one is vastly superior to the Tesco version etc. Go to any m and s food. They're about a tenner. Amazing. Don't get Connie the caterpillar which is a new one which is rank.

KatDubs261 Fri 04-Aug-17 22:57:57

Wow what's wrong with Connie?! Just curious...

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Cakescakescakes Fri 04-Aug-17 23:55:03

She has strawberry buttercream instead of chocolate. Vastly inferior to the sublimeness of Colin!

KatDubs261 Sat 05-Aug-17 01:50:27

Ooh, I have to disagree! I much prefer strawberry buttercream. But partner likes chocolate most, so chocolate it will be.

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