I am making a lady bug on top of my 8" and want it to be 3D not flat what should I use?
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.
Yup...jgifford is correct..Use a mini ball pan...it makes a cute lady bug topper!!
Rice cereal treats would work, too. Especially if you don't have the mini ball pan.
I took the easy way out and used a Hostess Snowball Cake. I peeled off the marshmallow piece, and covered it in fondant.
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!
Or a small pyrex bowl would work.
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.