A home baker whipped up an epic version of Marks and Spencer's Colin the Caterpillar cake.

To mark three decades since the sweet character was created, Suzie Lee Arbuthnot made a giant version of the celebration gateaux.

The chocolate cake is made from a huge Swiss roll, a decadent chocolate coating, smarties, icing and oodles of buttercream.

On her popular Instagram page, @suziecookingthebooks, Suzie showed off the finished results.

She wrote: “Happy 30th birthday to Colin the Caterpillar.

“To pay tribute to this I’ve made a GIANT replica of this amazing cake.”

The snap racked up 1,800 likes – and many praised Suzie for her delicious-looking creation.

One responder drooled: “WOW! This is amazing!”

Another gushed: “Best thing ever.”

A third wrote: “Wow. This is an insane replica. I love Colin.”

And a fourth added: “I’d happily tackle that.”

Want to make the epic Colin the Caterpillar cake yourself?

Thankfully, Suzie has outlined her full recipe on her YouTube channel.

Even though the dessert is massive, it doesn’t actually look too tricky to make.

You’ll need all the usual chocolate cake ingredients – including eggs, cocoa powder caster sugar and self raising flour.

Then for the buttercream, you’ll need plenty of butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder.

Don’t forget to buy good quality milk and dark chocolate for the coating.

You can mix with cream – and then save some extra for drizzling over the top.

It only takes ten minutes to cook in the oven and you can get as creative as you like with the decorations.

So will you be giving it a go? Let us know in the comments section below.

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