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Lady Bug Cake


Lady Bug cake is just one of the designs you can decorate using the Lady Bug cake pan. The smiling face and back spots are baked right in to your cake so it?s super easy to cover your bug with icing stars.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Baking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.

Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.

Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.

To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.

To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

Step 2

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 1 1/2 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 1 1/4 cups red
Reserve 1/4 cup white

Tint 1 1/4 cups Chocolate Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing Black

Step 3

Decorate in Order

Use tip 3 and black icing to outline eyes, cheeks, antennae, feet and line between wings.

Step 4

Use tip 3 and black icing to pipe in feet, antennae and pupils (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.)

Step 5

Use tip 3 and white icing to outline mouth.

Step 6

Use tip 3 and white icing top pipe in whites of eyes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.)

Step 7

Use tip 16 and black icing to cover face and spots on wings with stars.

Step 8

Use tip 3 and black icing to pipe eyelashes.

Step 9

Use tip 16 and red icing to cover wings with stars.

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Lady Bug Cake is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a friends little girl. I used the red and black version but I also made a 13x9 cake and iced it green. I placed the lady bug to the far right of the cake and made candy flowers and small candy lady bugs that crawled all over the cake. I made lillies and tulips in bright yellows, purples, and oranges from candy molds and put lollipop sticks in them before drying so that I could stand them up in the cake. Around the edge of the lady bug and near the flowers I piped grass. The cake turned out soooo cute!
Date published: 2011-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my first ever star cake and I had a lot of fun making it. Since you only need three colours, and there are no background areas to ice, it is super easy to do. The only thing I had trouble with was getting perfect red and black colours! Other than that, this cake was a breeze, even for a beginner.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my class shaped pan cake. It was super easy! The worst part was getting the red and black to be actual colors. I made this cake again, but as a bumble bee. It turned out great!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This pan has directions for other "insects" other than a ladybug one of which is a bumblebee. Our grandson loves bumblebees and this pan made a perfect third birthday cake for him. The bumblebee was so bright and colorful that everyone loved the cake! The directions were very clear and easy to follow. The stinger for the bumblebee is made from a sugar cone and the directions given were easy to follow as well. Heart wings gave the bumblebee the final touch!
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this lady bug cake pan for my granddaughter's birthday. I placed the cake on a grass green fondant covered sheetcake board. I decorated it in red and black as pictured. On the board I placed small and medium cupcakes iced in grass green buttercream using tip #234 to look like grass. I placed little candy frogs, butterflies and flowers that I made with molds and candy paint. It was a big hit at the party and my 2 yr old granddaughter was thrilled.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I used this pan for a Lady Bug themed 1st birthday. The cake baked nice an even using a temp that was 25 degrees less that recommended on the cake mix box for a slightly longer time. The decorating was fairly easy. The results were great. We used green cupcakes around it with the green glitter flakes to make it look like the bug was in the grass. Additionally, I used a black gloss icing for the eyes to give them a shiny look. The cake was a hit.
Date published: 2011-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made this cake several times! I made this for my neice's birthday party and everyone thought it was cute, I had 2 more ladies ask me if i could make this one for them too...... I have made a orange one with purple spots, green one with blue spots, a red one with black spots, a orange one with black spots, a pink one with heart shaped candy for spots, also a purple with pink spots, amd a pink one with purple spots
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i have made this cake multiple times and it is the most popular one i make....i have changed the colors around to fit the time and party.....i will be making one for christmas and making it red and green....my husbands family loves ladybugs....it has special meaning to his family....so thank you for this pan plus i can turn it in to a million things
Date published: 2010-12-06
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