Created by: Janci76
Project

Ladybug Blessing Cake

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake, Fondant, Gumpaste What are you most proud of? All the little bugs. They were very time consuming, but turned out really well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan ahead! When working with a technique you've never done before, plan in extra time so that you're not rushing to get finished at the last second. Details get over-looked or left out that way.

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Janci76 made Ladybug Blessing Cake with:

  • Cake
  • Fondant
  • Gumpaste

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake, Fondant, Gumpaste What are you most proud of? All the little bugs. They were very time consuming, but turned out really well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan ahead! When working with a technique you've never done before, plan in extra time so that you're not rushing to get finished at the last second. Details get over-looked or left out that way.

Q&A with Janci76

Margaret393 asked:
Love this cake - so pretty!!!
Janci76 answered:
Thank you!
Bettybh2 asked:
So cute!
Janci76 answered:
Thank you!
Marilyn Gowan asked:
Fabulous cake! Nice job! Where are you located?
Janci76 answered:
Thank you! :) I'm in Utah.
RABIT asked:
HI, I HAVE TO MAKE A LADYBUG CAKE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO USE ROYAL ICING FOR SOME LADYBUGS. HOW SHOULD I MAKE THE ROYAL ICING RED?
Janci76 answered:
Unfortunately red icing, royal or buttercream, is extremely difficult to get to a true red. I try to stay away from making either red or black, but sometimes there's no choice. For royal icing, just make your normal royal icing recipe and then add either Americolor True Red gel color or Wilton's No Taste Red gel color. Keep adding until you get to just about one shade lighter than the color you want. Then let it sit in an airtight container, at least over night. The color will darken as it sits. Be prepared with a LOT of red color, before you start adding it. It sometimes can take several jars, just for one batch of royal. Good luck!
Michele Flick Knechtel asked:
What did you use to make the ladybug on top? I plan on making one a bit smaller, but not sure what to use.
Janci76 answered:
I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner! I have not been getting messages from Craftsy for quite some time, and just now saw your comment. This cake was a long time ago, and I honestly cannot remember if I used cake or styrofoam for the body (I have done both), but the head was just a large piece of fondant. Sorry again!

Skill Level

Beginner