Ladybug cake recipes

Victoria - posted on 11/03/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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For our youngest daughters first birthday party, we are have a ladybug theme. I really wanna wow everyone with the cake but I'm not willing to spend an arm and a leg. We were thinking about me making the cake so I wanna try some ladybug cake recipes and designs. If you could help with anything, please do! thanks!

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Helgenzgrl - posted on 07/01/2011

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if you use fondant makesure to frost the whole cake.. put the cake in the freezer for like an hr or a little longer... then get the fondant and roll it out and lay over top of the cake... makesure to use powder sugar under the fondant while your rolling it out!! use cookie cutter circles and cut out the different color of fondant put a little icing under then patch on the decorations!!! :) i make a lot of cakes!!! :)

Marla - posted on 11/16/2010

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I made a friend a ladybug cake out of a dome shaped baking pan. I added black licorice legs and antanae and decorated with pink (strawberry) and black (from a can) frosting, adding googly eyes for the finishing touch! It was adorable and a HUGE hit!

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Forgot to write - For my grandmas birthday I iced cupcakes with swirls like rose petals (if you go to youtube you can get a basic rose swirl instruction) I then got red smarties and piped black icing on them to make them into bugs. She loved them and they looked great. Not a single aphid in sight lol.

Karen - posted on 11/10/2010

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What about cupcakes??? They are automatically round-ish, qand can easily be frosted red and black...make things easy for yourself! Take advantage of gumdrops, chocolate chips, M&M's , Milk Duds, etc...all are great for the polka dots, and eyes...and are easy to use...

Megan - posted on 11/10/2010

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to get really red and really black icing, you need to get gel colouring rather than the liquid dyes

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Brooke - posted on 11/17/2010

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www.allrecipes.com search for marshmallow fondant. I just did this for my son's bday the 13th and it's so easy to work with! You could dye it bright red while kneading the dough and cover an 8" or 9" circular cake with it. You could use black licorice to create antennas and the wing seperations and even little feet if you wanted. You just have to cover the cake you are putting fondant on with a light buttercream frosting so that the fondant sticks to the outside. I messed my cake up pretty bad while taking it out of the pan and it still looked really good with the fondant on it! And... if you are looking for a warm winter ladybug hat, I make them out of fleece... www.legacycraftsabc.etsy.com
Hope the recipe helps!

Kimberly - posted on 11/12/2010

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Walmart has a lady bug cake pan for $13.00 with free shipping site to store!

Nicola - posted on 11/12/2010

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my friend has her own cake business, her name is Kim, not sure how much she charges, but here is her website - she lives in Brampton . Mention you were talking to Nicola on here

http://www.kakesbykim.ca/

Michelle - posted on 11/12/2010

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Hey I just had a friend of a friend make my sons football cake. The cakes looked wonderful and everyone was asking where I got it. They also taste wonderful!! Look at her page on here. Deb-E-Cakes. She is located in Pelham. She made 2 cakes and only charged me $80.

Keri - posted on 11/11/2010

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when's the party? You should look up online to see if anywhere carries ladybug shaped pans. If they're at a store like Target or Walmart you could just go pick them up - most orders will arrive in 7-10 business days though.

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I'd make cupcakes:
ice cakes with red icing - use the gel or liquid colour as it will be brighter.
To make the lines and dots on the ladybug -
Either - black icing with black food dye or melted choc. Put in a ziplock bag and snip the corner - make sure the cut is small or you will ooze out too much. Choc chips for the spots are good too.
Make the head with a large choc melt cut in half.
You can also use liquorice - use long bits for the line and cut end pieces (round bits) for the dots.
For some great ideas google ladybug cakes and check out the pics.
Remember to HAVE FUN!!
I'm sure that they will be lovely no matter what you do and your daughter will love them more because you made them with love.
My son is always stoked with the "creation/disaster" that I make him lol.

Janette - posted on 11/10/2010

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I did ladybug cakes for all of my daughters 1st birthday (i have 5) and now grand daughters. I used a metal mixing bowl, small for her and med. for other. Tinted white icing but would only turn pink so I sprinkled red decorator sugar and it was awesome, gave the cake SPARKLE.

Natasha - posted on 11/05/2010

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There is a pan that yu can buy that will bake your cake into a dome shape. With a smaller dome inside as well. I would make a butter cream icing (super easy and cheap) and dye it red. Use licorice strips to divide the body into wings and use black candies (or colorful smarties for an added touch) for the spots. You could also use the licorice for antenea and little bits for legs sticking out the bottom.

Another suggestion is to do a butterfly cake. My mom used to make them for me every year growing up. For that all you need to do is bake a round cake, cut it in half and flip them so that they touch at the center of outside rounded part and ice the entire thing. Decorate it with her favorite colored candies and use black licorice for antenea. They are super fun and really easy to make. I hope that any of these suggestions help you, and I know that your daughter will enjoy whatever you make.

Jennifer - posted on 11/04/2010

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i would use 2 round cakes 1 of vanilla and 1 of chocolate. take icing in the tubs, red food coloring mix them together then make the dots on the wings out of like cookies. antlers out of pretzels. (sorry coming off the top of my head, but sounds good and all eatable)

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