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4 Insect Birthday Cake Designs

by Karen Tack


4 Insect Birthday Cake Designs

We show you how to make 4 insect-themed birthday cakes step by step—including ladybugs, a butterfly and more.

Ants
Here's the perfect cake for your curious ant watcher—and the only time you'll allow bugs in the house!

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Almond M&M's form the bodies of scurrying ants, while yodel snack cakes make a magnificent handle.

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Ladybug Cupcakes
Cupcake ladybugs bring just as much good luck as the kind you find in the garden.

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These cute button-shaped bugs are actually Mallomars covered in red frosting.

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Butterfly
This gumdrop-topped butterfly will set little hearts aflutter.

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Follow our pattern for this butterfly's wings or roll out your own geometric candy shapes.

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Spider Cupcakes
Who could be afraid of these sweet, chocolate crawlers?

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For spider legs that are cute and not creepy, use yellow Runts.

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