Cover 3 in. high cake with fondant reserve leftover fondant. Cut ladybugs using round Cut-Outs?--large for bodies, medium for heads.
Cut 1/2 in. from body and attach body and head to cake with damp brush. Cut spots using small round Cut-Out?; attach. Pipe tip 3 dot eyes in buttercream.
Position small fondant balls for pupils. Insert shoestring licorice antennae. Cut 5 large, 9 medium and 9 small fondant flowers using Cut-Outs?.
Paint large and medium flower centers with lines of Brush-On Color?. Roll small balls for centers and attach with damp brush. Attach flowers to cake.
Cut fondant leaves using medium and small cut-outs. Paint veins with Brush-On Color? and attach next to large and medium flowers.
For grass, cut 3/4 in. wide strips with 1/2 in. deep thin slits; dampen uncut edge and attach. Roll logs for letters and attach.
*Note: Mix 2 oz. neon yellow and 1/4 oz. primary yellow with pastel yellow for covering cake; combine 2 oz. of mixture with 1 oz. neon yellow for yellow flowers and 2 oz. of mixture with 1 oz. primary green for leaves.
This lovely fondant cake resembles the beauty of a blossoming meadow! It is a wonderful presentation for so many occasions. Our Fondant & Gum Paste Mold, Fern Designs, easily creates delicate butterflies, ferns and dragonflies.