As promised, here is a picture of the cake I made for Mr. F's first birthday party. I went with the Hungry Caterpillar theme and just used cupcakes with different colored frosting to create the different pieces.
I used already colored fondant from a box to create the different foods that the caterpillar eats. After I created them I was going to poke a hole in them with a straw to create the hole in which he ate from, but I didn't have the heart to! I used black licorice to create the feet and the antennae. I was going to use AstroTurf for the base, but didn't have time to pick it up so I just went with Lego boards that we had at home (don't worry, I sanitized them)! The flowers were edible too, and came pre-made in a box. Overall, this is one of the more easy cakes I have made for the kids.