Ladybug cake cupcake & candy ideas

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Ladybug cake cupcake & candy ideas
Use real pictures of ladybirds as your inspiration. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Feature decorative ladybug cakes, candies or cupcakes at your daughter's birthday or other ladybug-themed party. Sugary treats display the allure and sweetness that these tiny, spotted bugs display in a cute package. Choose traditional ladybug treats featuring the standard colours of black and red, or steer away from the norm by showcasing rainbow ladybirds or pink and chocolate ladybug deserts at the party.

Cake Ideas

Make a ladybug cake the focal point of your party. Feature a large three-tier pink cake with edible green vines cascading around each level. Adorn the exterior of all tiers with edible or toy ladybirds. The bugs can appear as though they are crawling all over the cake. You can also make a large cake that resembles a round ladybug in any colour and flavour. Feature chocolate cake with a pink ladybug exterior and chocolate dotted frosting on the bug's back. Experiment with different colours and flavours, depending on the type of ladybug theme you are trying to create. Some kids might also enjoy a large sheet cake with a daisy flower border and small edible bugs completely covering the sides and top. Another cute idea features edible daisy flowers on the cake with large edible ladybirds in the centre of each flower.

Cupcake Ideas

Showcase cupcakes at the party rather than a cake or serve cupcakes to complement or match a large cake. These extra treats can ensure that everyone gets some type of ladybug dessert. Make chocolate cupcakes with large edible ladybirds on the frosting or mix it up by making some cupcakes with large ladybirds and other cupcakes with edible daisy flowers on top of green frosting and small edible ladybirds crawling on the flowers. You might also want to make a standard cupcake with green frosting and place a large ladybug cookie directly on top of the cupcake. This adds a bit of dimension and a different flavour to the cupcake. Cupcakes with red frosting and black candy dots also work well for any ladybug party.

Candy Ideas

Order small chocolates shaped like tiny ladybirds to serve at the party. You can find these online and can even add more colour to them if you wish. Add small pink or red dots of frosting on the backs of the chocolate ladybirds soon after they arrive. Look for lollipops with candy ladybirds on the ends or find wrapped chocolate candies with ladybug packaging. Place other candy ladybirds in a bowl for guests to enjoy.

Ideas Using Chocolate and Other Candy Embellishments

Dip fresh strawberries in milk chocolate and place tiny edible ladybug candies all over the chocolate area of the strawberries. Do this soon after dipping the fruit in the chocolate so the candies stick and mould into the chocolate as it dries. You can also add red colouring to fondant bonding chocolate, melt it and then dip the berries in it. The red colour should be a slightly different shade than the berries themselves. Place edible black candy dots all over the exterior of the berries, which creates a chocolate-dipped strawberry with a standard ladybug pattern. You can use all sorts of candies for the dots such as dark chocolate chips, round pieces of black liquorice, tiny peppermint patties and round cut out pieces of black fondant.

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