Address to a Caterpillar Cake

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In our family we usually mark birthdays by devouring a Chocolate caterpillar cake (Other insect-shaped desserts are available), and it’s great. It seemed appropriate to mark this sacrifice with a poem to salute the noble pudding, much as Robert Burns addressed his Haggis. This spin on ‘To a Mouse’ is the result:

 

Wee maukit chocolate-covered beastie,

O’whit a fondant’s in thy breastie,

Ye’ll mak an unco guid feastie,

Fer this birthday

 

I am sorry sic a hungry caterpillar,

A lettuce-champin cabbage-killer,

Should be a rumbling tummy-filler,

In sic a way

 

Ye are but swiss roll an smarties

But hame’s nae whit, but whaur the heart is,

An even the best laid birthday parties,

Gang aft agley

 

May ye hae smiles after ye’ve greetit,

An may ye always be well treatit,

An may ye hae yer cake an eat it,

Whiles cake ye hae

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