This is a cake that I made for a friend of mine’s little girl’s 1st birthday. I love ladybugs and had just purchased a new Backyard Bugs cake pan that I wanted to use. I had a limited amount of time for this cake so I wanted a simple design. The birthday party invitation featured pink, white, and green so I thought I would use those for the cake. Using white as one of the colors saves time because it is one less fondant color to mix.
I started with a three layer 10″ diameter cake. I covered that with white fondant and made the green band that wraps around the bottom of the cake. I made holes in the green band before placing it on the cake. I then used the same small round cutter that I used to make the holes in the green band to cut out dots to fill those holes. I then made the wavy stripes and straight stripes using the fondant cutter tool.
The second tier is a 6″ diameter, three layer tier that I covered in green fondant. I made a band similar to the one on the bottom tier and then cut out tiny white flowers to place all over.
The cake topper is the Ladybug, and as mentioned before it is the Ladybug Cakelette from the Backyard Bugs cake pan. I baked the Ladybug and let it cool before decorating it with a thin layer of fondant. The eyes are royal icing.
In addition to this cake, there was a tiny little cake especially for the birthday girl to enjoy all for herself.