Ladybug Cake

Its a buggy bug world and my daughter wanted a bug themed party for her 4th birthday. Here is the cake that I made for her. This cake is so cute and really simple to make. I got the idea from an issue on Kids Parties brought out by Family Circle magazine.

Ladybug cake

Ladybug cake

 

Ladybug Cake

2  round cakes 8-9 inches ( use your favorite recipe)

3 cups of red frosting

1 cup green frosting

1/4 cup black frosting

Chocolate M&M’s

Yellow M&M’s

Decorative sugar flowers (or even fake plastic flowers will work)

Black and red candles

  • Place the two round cakes one on top of the other and put any filling you choose between them (jam, whipped cream, chocolate frosting, regular frosting and so on)
  • Frost the entire cake red leaving about  1 1/2 inches unfrosted at the bottom of the cake.
  • Frost the bottom 1  1/2 inches with the green frosting and use a toothpick to make uneven markings(lines) on the green frosting that make it look like reeds of grass.
  • Stick the sugar flowers all around the cake on the “grass” part.
  • Using the black frosting and a thin tipped pastry bag, mark out the “face” of the ladybug in the front half of the cake.
  • Then with the same frosting bag, divide the “body” of the ladybug into two equal halves.
  • Place the chocolate M&Ms on both sides of the body of the ladybug.
  • Use 2 yellow M&Ms to make eyes for the ladybug. 
  • Then with the black frosting bag, pipe on eyeballs, eyebrows and a smile on the ladybugs face.
  • Stick your candles in and Happy Buggy Birthday!
Ladybug cake

Ladybug cake

Here are some other ideas I had for the bug party:

  • I served all kinds of bug themed foods
  • I put name tags with bug stickers for all the foods
  • I gave live ladybugs in little transparent bug jars as party favors – you can order these over the net.
Roll up sandwiches made to look like caterpillars

Roll up sandwiches made to look like caterpillars

 

 

 

 

Make your own spider with pretzel sticks, ritz, peanut butter,chocolate chips

Make your own spider with pretzel sticks, ritz, peanut butter,chocolate chips

 

 

 




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