July 31, 2013

Ladybird/Ladybug Cupcakes {Guest Post from A Typical English Home}

Hi there. I am really pleased to have been invited to guest post on Blissful Roots! For those of you who don't know who I am, my name is Angela and I blog over at A Typical English Home.

Mostly I write about home, organisation and cleaning, or I share free printables or blogging resources. But every now and then I will throw in a baking post. This is the topic I will be focusing on for this post, since so many parents are looking for ways to entertain the kids while the children are off school. 

Ladybird/bug Cupcakes from Blissful Roots

During the summer holidays, one of my boys' favourite activities is baking and they particularly like doing these ladybird cupcakes which are really simple to make and require minimal supervision. If you want to give these a go with your children, or if you just fancy making them yourself, then you will need:

Red icing
Black icing
White icing/ white chocolate chips/ mini chocolate beans

Start by covering the cupcake in red fondant icing.

Use a cocktail stick to make an indentation along the centre of the icing (for the wings). Then cut a head out of black icing - I use a circular cutter to make this bit quicker and neater.

Here is the finished ladybird cake. I used chocolate beans for the eyes, but you could also use a white chocolate chip or even just a ball of white icing. 

And these were my boys' efforts. My youngest (who is 5) used chocolate beans rather than icing for the spots, which I think was just a clever ploy to eat more chocolate when I wasn't looking!

Thank you to Brooke for letting me share a post on her blog today. I hope some of you will pop over to A Typical English Home to say hi!

Thank you, Angela for the adorable cupcake tutorial.  Don't you love how she calls them ladybirds?  I really wish I could be English for a day, or two, or more! :)  
If you haven't visited Angela at  A Typical English Home, then hurry over right now.  She has the BEST blogging tutorials, so many fun collections of fonts, and much more!

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  1. Thank you so much for letting me guest post, Brooke! Hope you are having a wonderful day. :)

    1. Thank you, Angela! These cute ladybirds (I'm officially using ladybird instead of ladybug now :)) make me smile every time I look at them. Enjoy your day!

  2. Your cupcakes are so cute!!!

  3. Adorable! My cousin loves ladybirds and baking so I'll make sure I pass this on to her. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing them. ~ Vickie

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  6. These are absolutely cute! It's gonna be hard to eat them =P!!! Love it!

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  7. Now these cupcakes are just too cute!! Love 'em!

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