Ladybug and Flower Cupcakes

Whether celebrating a child's birthday or a summertime gathering of friends, these cheerful ladybug cupcakes are sure to bring smiles! Our ladybugs are made from candy coating and chocolate chips, making them the perfect choice for cupcake toppers that are not only festive, but quick & easy to create!

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What You'll Need:

  • Your favorite cupcake recipe
  • Butter Cream Frosting recipe
  • Chocolate chips in various sizes
  • Red candy coating
  • Disposable piping bags
  • Waxed paper-lined cookie sheet
  • Black food coloring pen
  • Bright green food coloring gel
  • Various decorative piping tips
  • Yellow sprinkles (or desired centers for buttercream daisies)
  • Display board or cake pedestal


Melt the red candy coating in a small bowl in the microwave according to the package directions. Melting 1/2 cup of the candy coating ensures enough for the ladybugs with plenty to spare.

Fill a disposable piping bag with the melted candy coating, snip the tip of the bag to create a small opening, and pipe red dots in various sizes onto your waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

Slide chocolate chips into the melted candy coating circles while they're still warm and in liquid form. Optional: Use various sizes of chocolate chips to achieve different effects for the ladybugs.

Place the lined cookie sheet of ladybugs into the freezer. Freeze for 5 minutes or until just firm.

Use a food coloring pen to add details to the ladybugs, such as black spots and a small line for the wings.

Bake the cupcakes according to recipe instructions and let cool completely. Set a small portion of the Buttercream Frosting aside, then mix the remainder with a few drops of green gel food coloring. Once you've achieved the desired color, add the green frosting to a piping bag.

Use a grass tip and a medium-size round decorating tip to create grass and swirls of green buttercream onto your cupcakes.

Using the leftover buttercream frosting, pipe on daisy petals with a small round decorating tip. Use yellow sprinkles for the flower centers. Add ladybugs to each cupcake, arrange on a pedestal, and serve!

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Melissa is the founder of My Cake School, an instructional website for all things relating to cake and cake decorating. Through hundreds of video and blog tutorials, she loves to share techniques, ideas, and advice with decorators of all skill levels. No matter what the occasion, everything is better with cake! Connect with Melissa on FacebookPinterestTwitter, and the My Cake School blog.


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