This cake is sour cream vanilla bean cake iced with a vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream. Both the head and the body of the ladybug are made of cake and the cake was then covered with red and black fondant to make it look like a ladybug.
The cake board was covered in green fondant and the Happy Birthday message was written on a white fondant ribbon with a fondant bow and flower in the centre.
The antennae are made with florist wire covered in black fondant. The cake is finished with piped buttercream grass around the edges and a handful of white gumpaste flowers. Hope this little ladybug adds to a wonderful birthday celebration!
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