Ladybug Cake Help?!?!

Decorating By sarb21 Updated 20 Jun 2008 , 11:47pm by JulieB

sarb21 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:49pm
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I am doing a ladybug themed cake for a baby shower. They want a 12x18 cake. All they want on the cake is Welcome Chloe Lynn and then ladybugs. Should I ice the cake white? or pink? I am thinking the pink really wouldn't go with the black/red but since it is a girl I thought it might look o.k. Also I was thinking of doing drop flowers as a border around the saying with vines and leaves. Would that look o.k.

Any other ideas for it, any help would be much appreciative!!

Thanks!!!

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sari66 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 6:13pm
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As for the color as the customer what she would like. The drop flowers would be nice or little rosebuds

bartar01 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 10:17pm
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What about a very pale pink? That probably wouldn't clash with the red so much. If you did flowers and leaves, you could put some small ladybugs on the leaves.

cameron0925 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:34am
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A vining border with mini lady bugs would be cute.

dragonflydreams Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 3:29am
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. . . I only have one question . . . who said ladybugs had to be black and red . . . (customer request??) . . . you "could" do what ever color you like . . . incorporating pastel baby colors or vibrant colors (depending on your design) . . .

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=9979

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=52188

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1198907

. . . still recognizable as ladybugs . . . or if you are feeling adventurous you could make a "Anne Geddes" style ladybug with a baby's face . . .

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000J4JW/?tag=cakecentral-20

sarb21 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 1:43pm
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Originally Posted by dragonflydreams

. . . I only have one question . . . who said ladybugs had to be black and red . . . (customer request??) . . . you "could" do what ever color you like . . . incorporating pastel baby colors or vibrant colors (depending on your design) . . .




The invitation is of a black and red ladybug and they want to stick to that theme. Though I think pink and white ladybugs would have been cute too!

Thanks for the help and suggestions, I really appreciate all of them!!

calynmom Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 1:50pm
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How about a very light pastel green for the icing. That would make the ladybugs and flowers pop a little.

yummymummy Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 1:55pm
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Here's a cake I did for a customer just to give you an idea of what those colors look like together. Your design would be different of course! icon_smile.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1201680.html

sarb21 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 3:19pm
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Originally Posted by yummymummy

Here's a cake I did for a customer just to give you an idea of what those colors look like together. Your design would be different of course! icon_smile.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1201680.html




Cute cake!!!

yummymummy Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 3:24pm
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thanks! icon_smile.gif

wgoat5 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 3:27pm
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I did one but it wasnt a sheetcake..
LL

dragonflydreams Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by sarb21

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragonflydreams

. . . I only have one question . . . who said ladybugs had to be black and red . . . (customer request??) . . . you "could" do what ever color you like . . . incorporating pastel baby colors or vibrant colors (depending on your design) . . .



The invitation is of a black and red ladybug and they want to stick to that theme. Though I think pink and white ladybugs would have been cute too!

Thanks for the help and suggestions, I really appreciate all of them!!


. . . can you post a copy of the invite . . . maybe we can make some recommendations based on that . . .

dragonflydreams Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 4:39pm
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. . . cute cake Christi/wgoat5 . . . thumbs_up.gif

yaadie Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 5:45pm
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here are 3 cakes I did with the ladybug theme...hope it gives ideas...
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charlieinMO Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 7:06pm
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Here is a link to the cake that I made. Not great but might give you some ideas. I also made a separate ladybug for the birthday girl. I could pm you a picture if you like. I haven't figured out how to do a collage yet! icon_redface.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1234792.html

charlieinMO Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 7:09pm
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Also ment to say all of your cakes look great!! Christi yours is beautiful!! I hope someday to be able to make a tired cake! Seems like everyone around here wants sheet cakes.

SugarMama602 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 8:21pm
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What about a 3D ladybug?? Using a Pyrex bowl and a cupcake for the head, or the Wilton soccer ball pan...

Just a thought!

smbegg Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 8:36pm
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I did a lady bug cake for a birthday(in my pics), you could adapt it to your size needs and colors. Just another idea.

Stephanie

JulieB Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 11:47pm
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I love ladybugs on the yellow.

I also really like the idea of the light green background. Kind of infers grass, but putting grass might look a little less "little girl-ey". I love the idea of the drop flowers. Maybe thick letters spelling out the message with little drop flowers and ladybugs.

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