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For Valentine's day or lovers of ladybugs :)
Sorry I didn't take any photod of the process guys, and my drawings of it aren't very realistic :P >.<

Posted by Rosemary Anne M. from Ware, England, United Kingdom • Published
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  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make up your cake mix or own yummy cake mix and add red food colouring :D
    be quite generous to get a dark red colour.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pour your red cake mix into one of them baking trays for little cakes.
    don't forget cake cases :D

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 3
    Step 3

    In the oven at 270c for 20mins or so, you know they are cooked when you can poke them with a fork or something lgihtly and it doesn't leave a hole :)

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 4
    Step 4

    when they are done LET THEM COOL !!
    i always want to decorte things straight away in my impatience >.<

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 5
    Step 5

    While you are waiting for them to kool we can make the buttercream icing :D
    you add a big dollop of butter/maragine and lots and lots of cing sugar into a bowl and mix mix mix until it's smooth enough to be spreadable
    add a drop of milk to help it mix smoother if needed

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 6
    Step 6

    now when the cakes are cool we cut the top off with a knife

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 7
    Step 7

    then cut that bit that we cut off in half :)
    like when you're making butterfly cakes these are the wings :D

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cover the main bit of the cake with a layer of buttercreamm

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 9
    Step 9

    And place the wings, straight side up flat onto the cakes, leaving some space at the front so we have room for a head

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 10
    Step 10

    Them splodge dots of black food colouring on your wings :D

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 11
    Step 11

    now add a blob of buttercream for a head and add two little silver balls for eyes, or anything else you want to use for eyes really :)

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Love Bug Cakes :D - Step 12
    Step 12

    and hooray!
    your love bug cakes are done :D

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stephanie b.
stephanie b. · Miami, Florida, US · 7 projects
Can i turn this to a cake will it be the same instructions??
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SparrowFae
SparrowFae · Carthage, Missouri, US · 41 projects
I'm totally doing these for my daughter's 3rd birthday party! They are awesome!
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Magnolia
Magnolia · Madrid, Community of Madrid, ES · 31 projects
this is so creative I love it!
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prettyplain
prettyplain · 1 project
hahaa i think your drawings are so cute! can't wait to try to receipe either.
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Haruka xz
Haruka xz · Puebla, Puebla, MX · 16 projects
i love yours photos! x3


i have to do it! bye!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
I loved your instruction pictures
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