I made these garden bug birthday cupcakes and cake for my grand daughter’s 3rd birthday. The theme was flowers and garden bugs. It was a white vanilla cake, lightly frosted in vanilla butter cream and covered with fondant (blue for the sky and green for the garden). I used a flower biscuit cutter to cut the clouds out of white fondant, then cut it in half – this gave the perfect cloud shape.
For the grass, I rolled small balls out of green fondant and then pressed it through a garlic press. The bumble bees, flowers, ladybugs, worms, butterflies and snails were all made out of fondant. I made a bigger bumble bee for the top cake (with pink shoes) and made it look like she is sleeping against the “3”. For the antennae/feelers of the bugs, I used flower pollen sticks, bought from the store. I also made the cupcakes to go with the cake – all topped with flowers and bugs.
Needless to say, nobody wanted to eat it! They kept it as souvenirs.