Ladybug Picnic Baby Shower Cake!! Any Suggestions??

Decorating By jennygirl927 Updated 31 May 2008 , 3:58am by tlreetz

jennygirl927 Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 4:48am
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Hey everyone!! doing a shower cake and the theme is picnic(really just the red and white tablecloth) and ladybugs...just ladybugs..she wants buttercreme and the fun part is i have to travel 4 hrs with it!!!! the shower is for 60 -70 so it needs to be tiered..2 or 3???? any help and pics would be greatly appreciated!!! thanks!!!

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ac2steachk Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 12:35pm
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I immediately thought of doing the red/white on the bottom tier and have little ants trailing in a wavy pattern up and down around the top tier.

You could use a wide tip (not sure of a number) and do a red/white basketweave pattern to get the table cloth.

Petit-four Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 12:35pm
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I've made tiny ladybugs out of buttercream: I used the #2 tip to make an oval dot in red, then added with the #1 tip a black head and the dots and line. They dried on waxed paper in a day. A red-and-tablecloth can be made using the basketweave technique, using 2 bags with two #47 tips. Perhaps make each cake with red-and-white checks, and then pipe green grass (#133) as your border, and tuck flowers and ladybugs around it?

Sounds like fun!

Petit-four Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 12:38pm
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ac2steachk and I were thinking the same thing at the same time! icon_smile.gif

CreatedByMe Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 8:47pm
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I just did a ladybug cake for a 1st birthday this weekend.

Look in my photos. The bug is 1/2 the sports ball.

good luck with it!

dinas27 Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 10:03pm
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Forum about this cake doesnt exist anymore but I found the final result!

The top fondant with polka dots could be replaced with checks for the tablecloth easily. Maybe some flowers 'standing' against the cake like the bottom tier here so that it looks like a picnic spread out in the grass... maybe a light green fondant background?

maybe picnic hamper on the 'table'. lady bugs could be on the flowers, on the hamper and flying through the air on wires.

jennygirl927 Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 8:01pm
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thanks for all your suggestions!! they are great!

tlreetz Posted 31 May 2008 , 3:58am
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I don't know if you still need ideas, but here's one I did, a ladybug picinic:

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