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Cute enough to eat!

Greetings Bakémon lovelies! We resume our numerical journey through the Pokémon where we left off before our Halloween jump to the ghosts; Caterpie, Metapod and Butterfree. These are one of the classic two bug families (the other being Weedle, Kakuna & Beedrill which you’ll make next week) that all Pokémon trainers are familiar with as they inhabit nearly every patch of grass in Kanto and form part of many trainer’s early game teams. This is quite a long recipe that we recommend you undertake over a period of two days, unless being trapped in your kitchen for hours and hours is something you enjoy. Caterpie will be made as cake truffles covered in candy melts, evolving into Metapod cake truffles with a hardened (geddit?) meringue shell and finally metamorphosising into colourful butterfly cake Butterfrees (which, incidently, are most definitely not butter-free). These make totally cute and colourful bugs that even Misty would have to love, but be warned they’re very rich & probably not very good for you (although a lot easier to eat than real insects!) Technically our Butterfree are butterfly cakes and not cupcakes so our promise to ease off cupcakes for a while still stands. Also, if you’re wondering what a cake truffle even is, it’s basically a ball of cake crumbs and icing smooshed together. Delicious. Here comes the recipe!

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