I made this ladybug birthday cake for my daughter’s 3rd birthday using a few ideas that I got from your site.  It was so much fun to make!  I made a home made strawberry cake (1 1/2x the recipe).  I made an 11 x 13 cake for the base and a used a large glass bowl and a smaller bowl to bake the ladybug body.

I made 1 1/2x a recipe of butter cream icing and colored the green, red and black icing using Wilton coloring gel.  I used marshmallows and chocolate chips for the eyes and Girl Guide chocolate mint patty cookies for the spots.  I used an icing bag for the rest of the ladybug details and piped the leaf surrounding the body.

It turned out much better than I expected and my daughter loved it!  The mint patty cookies were a big hit with my guest, we ended-up topping each piece of cake with one!