Help!! I Need A Lady Bug For A Cake Topper

Decorating By drea88888 Updated 28 Oct 2011 , 4:21pm by cayleighcakes

drea88888 Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 6:17pm
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I am making a lady bug on top of my 8" and want it to be 3D not flat what should I use?

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jgifford Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 6:35pm
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Depending on how big you want it, you can use 1/2 a ball pan or 1/2 a mini ball pan or even a cupcake. Shape it as needed and cover with bc and fondant or gumpaste. icon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 6:39pm
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Yup...jgifford is correct..Use a mini ball pan...it makes a cute lady bug topper!!

rachel-b Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 6:57pm
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Rice cereal treats would work, too. Especially if you don't have the mini ball pan.

tpatmore Posted 25 Oct 2011 , 5:47am
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I used a 4 in pan and just carved it to shape then covered with fondant. Then that was the bd girl's own personal cake.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1962440

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 25 Oct 2011 , 7:21am
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I took the easy way out and used a Hostess Snowball Cake. I peeled off the marshmallow piece, and covered it in fondant.

Easy! icon_wink.gif

shannon100 Posted 25 Oct 2011 , 11:50am
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I just made a cake like that this weekend! I used the Wilton ball pan, and just put half of it on the cake. Because it wasn't carved, it was so easy to ice!

rara1975 Posted 25 Oct 2011 , 2:29pm
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Or a small pyrex bowl would work.

jgifford Posted 25 Oct 2011 , 2:47pm
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I have some small stainless steel mixing bowls that I use for making the dome shapes (sometimes my ball pan is just too large). Anything that's oven-safe and approximately the right size and shape is fair game when it comes to cakes.

cayleighcakes Posted 28 Oct 2011 , 4:21pm
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I used the sport ball cake pan for my lady bug. I made it will the smaller insert, not the large ball one, and it worked really well. For the head of the lady bug, I just molded MMF and attached it to the body that I had already covered in MMF.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2153389

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