How Can I Make A Small Ladybug

Decorating By cherrycakes Updated 12 Jun 2008 , 2:13pm by summernoelle

cherrycakes Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 1:11pm
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I've seen a lot of great ladybugs on cakes and I'd like to ad one to my sunflower cake today. The ladybug will sit on the flower which will cover a 6 inch cake so it can't be too large. What is the best way to make one? I can do either buttercream or MMF. Thanks!

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lukiesmommy Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 2:00pm
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I've done both buttercream and fondant. I actually liked the buttercream ones better. They were cuter. With a like #3 or #4 round tip pipe the body. With a smaller tip pipe the head. I used a toothpick to do the dots. There are a few of them in my pictures...

HTH

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summernoelle Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 2:13pm
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Oh, very very easy! Just roll out two tiny balls-one 1/2 smaller that the other for the head. Assmeble them together like a head and body would be. Then, using a round cutter, cut out some red fondant, and then cut the "Wings" from it. Basically, make a V shape. Place it on the back.
Now, just add the dots, and some attennas, and it will look just like a lady bug!

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