The Very Hungry Caterpillar Scones With Lime Curd & Raspberry Jam

Earlier this month I mentioned that I was setting myself the goal of baking my way throughout an entire cookbook, and I’ve already made seven recipes from that book since setting myself that goal – and this is one of them!

Any long-time readers of The Small Adventurer know that I am always looking for a way to through a fun spin on things, so of course when I saw a recipe for basic scones, I immediately started brainstorming ways that I could jazz up the presentation and make it more “me”.

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Long-time readers will also know how fond I am of showing my appreciation for TV shows from my childhood – such as Pokemon, Sailor Moon, and The Powerpuff Girls – so it was only a matter of time before my favourite books from my childhood started making an appearance too, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of my all-time favourites!

It’s such a classic, and I’m still a huge fan of its art style. I considering buying a copy for this photo shoot, but I never buy books brand new (#thriftshopperforlife) so I quickly vetoed that idea 😂 Anyway, enough talking, let’s get onto the recipe!



♡ Scones, at least eight of them
♡ Strawberry or raspberry jam
♡ Royal icing, piping consistency, in yellow and dark green
♡ Eggless lime curd (I followed this recipe and LOVED it! I just substituted the lemon juice for lime juice, and added one or two drops of green food colouring!)


1. First, lay out a sheet of baking paper and pipe multiple yellow oval outlines. You’ll only need two, but pipe more than that so you have a range to choose from, and in case any break when you pick them up later. Make sure you leave the middle of the them empty, then leave them to set.

2. Once the yellow ovals have set, fill each one in with dark green royal icing and leave them to set again.

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3. Grab an angled spatula or butter knife and “ice” each scone with your lime curd, but leave one plain, then go back and ice that one with the jam of your choice.

4. Carefully peel off two caterpillar eyes and place them on top of the jam scone, then you’re done!


I loved these scones as they were, but we also cut some of them scones in half and placed whipped cream in the middle, which made them even more tasty! I had never made scones before these guys and I was really happy with the results.

Not every recipe from this book has blown me away so far (don’t worry, I’ll do a blog post on all the ones I’ve tried soon!), but I really liked these guys – and so did Daniel! He’s a big fan of scones, so it was nice to get his seal of approval with these ☺️

Until next time,
Indya xx

24 thoughts on “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Scones With Lime Curd & Raspberry Jam

  1. Hi Indya, these are just simply adorable and perfect for any party, kids’ or otherwise. Thank you so much for liking and linking back to the eggless lemon curd recipe on my site, and I bet it was fabulous as lime curd too!


  2. Good morning girl oh my goodness I absolutely love this book growing up it was one of my favorites this post made my morning so much better and this is so adorable I honestly don’t remember the last time I had cupcakes so I’m deathly gonna have to give this a whirl for old time sake and because it’s nostalgic!!! Xoxoxo


  3. These are adorable and perfect! I’m a children’s librarian, and every summer we have an Edible Book Contest to create a dessert (or anything edible) inspired by a book. This would be perfect!


  4. I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar. I love how you took something so basic like scones and turn them into a tribute to a well-loved story.


  5. What fun treats to make. I have to try this with the kids before they go back to school. Thank you for sharing!


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