Monday, March 22, 2010

MIA Lately but... I have cute ladybug cupcakes to make up for it!

So I know I have been MIA lately and haven't visited anyone's blogs. Life lately has been a little crazy. From packing up the apartment and now unpacking in the new house while we are also trying to remodel's been a little hectic. Hopefully after a girl trip this weekend to Vegas my life will slow down a little.

A friend of mine from work, Shelley, had a birthday party for her little girl's 1st birthday. Once she decided on a ladybug themed I started to brainstorm possible ideas.

We decided on ladybug cakeballs and used those to top the cupcakes. For centerpieces I put a few of the ladybugs on sticks and had them in ladybug pots (see picture below).

In order to make it look more like a plant, I crushed up Oreos and sprinkled them in the pot to resemble dirt. However, I can't take credit for these cute planters, Shelley found them at Hobby Lobby. I used a round Styrofoam ball and cut it in half to hold the pops in place.

I tested out a few way to make the lady bug pops but in the end used 2 size cake balls for the head and body and use candy melts to attach them. Below is a picture of the antennas. Which were also attached with candy melts to the head after the body and head were attached.

Below is a picture of the ladybugs drying before I added the eyes. Looking back I probably could have added a red smile line or something and made it even more lifelike.

I used buttercream as the frosting and tinted it Kelly Green to get the grass effect before adding the ladybug toppers.

A few I just used white frosting and added red sprinkles for a little contrast!

Here is a picture of her dessert table, if you look in the back you can see one the centerpieces with the ladybug pops! Sorry I must have spaced out and not taken any :) Off to the sides is Avery's special cake :)

A close up...

How cute is the birthday girl and mom too!!

For Avery's cake, I made hers a little bigger than a cupcake. It's a 2 x 2 inch cake with 2 layers with a ladybug on top of course!

These cupcakes were so much fun to make! If you look closely you can see the birthday girl liked the green icing as well! I promise I will be back to visiting your blogs and baking soon! Enjoy :) Print This


  1. These are so precious! I love ladybugs!

  2. I've never heard anybody say a trip to Vegas would help their life slow down. LOL
    These ladybugs are adorable!!! You have so much patience!

  3. These are off the charts adorable!!! LOVE them!

  4. You did a nice job on those! No worries I totally get being busy!

  5. So cute! At first I could envision the lady bug cake pops until you said they were two different cake balls, put together. Then I saw them resting on the green frosting and smiled. So darn cute! You did such a great job!

  6. What can I say...the bugs and cupcakes were a total hit...again!! Thank you so much for your hard work, talent, and creativity. I appreciate you making Avery's 1st birthday so special, you're a good friend, Smitten!!

  7. I love them, you did an excellent job! :)