I made this Bugs Cake for my youngest son’s 3rd birthday. The cake is a plain white sponge in 2 layers, with strawberry jam and butter icing to sandwhich them. I then covered the whole cake in a layer of butter icing dyed green with food dye. Using royal icing in various colours to make the leaf, grass strands, the Ant, ladybug and Caterpillar. To give the bugs and leaf a slight shine I brushed just a little plain water on each and left to dry.

All my cakes are made off the top of my head, very rarely I plan and I use what I have to hand most of the time, hence they arent showstopping quality, but I very much enjoy baking and decorating cakes as do my children enjoy eating them.