Monday, January 9, 2012

How to make a Lady Beetle Cake

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
Cake mix
Icing and decorations

Preparation: 10-15mins
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. 


  1. Yummo! Looks fabulous Chrissy. Did the icing decorate everyone's faces as well?

  2. Yes well hubby did paint my face with the left over icing but I wont post a picture of that ;)

  3. Cute - & what a clever hubby! :-)


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