April 25, 2011

Ladybug Cake with Fresh Strawberry filling

Nothing says spring like LADYBUGS! and flowers! 
A few weeks ago I saw the most ladybugs I've ever seen in one place in my life near my office downtown. We looked them up online and found that they were mating. Now are seeing the larva on the walls of our building & they are developing their wings.
It's been fun to watch the circle of a ladybug's life.  They sure are ugly in the larva stage. You wouldn't think it was going to turn into a beautiful ladybug.

bottom layer - with a thin coat of fresh whip cream

piping a border (dam) on the cake so the strawberries don't push out the sides

border all the way around

start laying the strawberries

add the top layer & then stablize with a straw
insert the straw in the center of the cake til it hits the bottom

retract the straw about 1/4th of an inch and cut with scissors

push the straw down so it's below the surface

Straw below the surface

frost & decorate!



mommypants13 said...

That cake is adorable! I would love to see the ladybugs growing, it sounds gross but also really cool! As always I wish I could make cakes half as cute as yours!

retete- ina said...

yummy,very good strawberry filling ,super decorations

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