Ladybug Cupcakes Birthday Cake Design

by Karen Tack

Ladybug Cupcakes Birthday Cake Design

Sweet! How to make ladybug cupcakes birthday cake with Mallomars. Easy, step-by-step recipe, diagrams and pictures


*Green paper liners can be purchased at

What you'll need:

  • A rolling pin or a heavy bottle
  • Kitchen shears or scissors
  • 1 resealable sandwich-size plastic bag (Ziploc)

For the leaf cupcakes:

  1. Tint 1 cup of the vanilla frosting green with the green food coloring.
  2. Spread the green frosting evenly on top of the cupcakes.
  3. Place the green decorating sugar into a small bowl. Roll the edge of each cupcake in the green sugar to coat.
  4. Using a rolling pin or a clean, heavy bottle, roll out the green gumdrops in the granulated white sugar to flatten. Using kitchen shears or clean scissors, cut each flattened gumdropinto 2 leaves. Arrange the leaves on one edge of a cupcake. Repeat with the remaining gumdrops and cupcakes.

For the ladybugs:

  1. Tint 1 cup of the vanilla frosting with the red food coloring.
  2. Spoon the red sugar into a small bowl.
  3. Cover each Mallomar with red frosting. Roll each frosted Mallomar in red sugar to coat completely.
  4. Place one sugar-coated Mallomar on each leaf cupcake.

For the decoration:

  1. Spoon the chocolate frosting into a resealable plastic bag and snip a small corner of the bag. Pipe a line of chocolate frosting down the center of the red cookie; pipe an oval onto the front of the red cookie for the ladybug's head.
  2. Place 2 brown M&M's Minis on either side of the chocolate line; stick 2 chocolate sprinkles upright into the ladybug's frosting head.
  3. Continue with the remaining cupcakes.

Cake Anatomy:

ladybugs anatomy

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