I am off to a good start now having made a few 'character' birthday cakes. For my daughter's 1st birthday I made a rainbow butterfly cake. Now for her 2nd birthday I decided I wanted to make a lady beetle cake.
Here is how I did it -it is very simple.
What you need:
Springfoam cake tin 20cm
1 mufflin hole of a muffin tray
Icing and decorations
Cooking time: Approx 40mins cake, 15-20mins muffin (I have a single element electric oven so things take longer to cook).Decoration Prep: 30mins or so
|Step 1: Follow cake mix instructions. Pour enough mix into 1 muffin tray and the rest into a round cake tin. Cook and cool completely.|
|Step 2: Cut a little off the small muffin to fit as the head on the body of the lady beetle.|
|Step 3: Make your icing or cheat like me and get the Betty Crockers Pre-made icing. Colour it with food colouring.|
|Step 4: Ice the body of the lady beetle with pinky-red icing.|
|Step 5: Add melted chocolate to vanilla icing or get chocolate icing and ice the head.|
|Step 6: Put the cake on a plate and decorate. I used licorice and chocolate freckles. I got a pipe clean for the annetennas.|
|FINISHED: Hubby added some 'toughs' of grass with coloured icing.|