Ladybug fun

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Chocolate cake, icing, fondant, cupcake liners, red reeces pieces or m&m's, large Teddy Bear cake mold What are you most proud of? The entire cake - I was pretty happy that I made a cake sitting up like that measuring right at 13" high and she held together on the trip! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan time to take your time! Things tend to fall apart if you toss it together.

What you will need

  • Chocolate cake
  • icing
  • fondant
  • cupcake liners
  • red reeces pieces or m&m's
  • large Teddy Bear cake mold

Q&A with Just Get Baked

tova dian dean asked:
How do you make something so cute and edible?
Just Get Baked answered:
Ha ha - thank you! Well this one was pretty fun because I had the mini version right there to look over while i was carving & shaping. Usually I have to use odd ball pans and piece it together but I lucked out to be able to use the large "bear" cake pan. It is baked in the up right position, well actually it's up-side down when baking but that is how it holds it shape, I then just carved off the ears and arms and shaped it up more like the example ladybug, iced & dressed her in fondant! I use all sorts of pans, bowl, dishes that are shaped close to what I want, I've even taken a 9x13 pan and poured sugar in it, layed a piece of tin foil down and pushed a oddly shaped bottle that i had to creat a "mold"...poured my cake batter in that and baked! It worked pretty well to give me the base shape I was going for. There's always something to use close by - you just have to look...and make sure it isn't flammable! ;o)