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!