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How to Make Ladybug Cupcakes

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Use this cupcake decorating tutorial to make easy fondant ladybug cupcakes for kids with fondant. Great for spring and summer birthday parties!

You will find so many ladybug cupcakes ideas/ ladybug cupcake decorations when you do a quick search on Google or Pinterest BUT I think my cupcakes are the cutest and the easiest.

I made these EDIBLE ladybug cupcakes toppers with marshmallow fondant because I find the frosting ones to be very messy and quite frankly, a little scary looking.

It really won’t take long for you to decorate ladybug cupcakes and the process is so SIMPLE that even kids can help…Perfect for BEGINNERS.

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By the way, do you see those little red flowers? They are so EASY to make.

Check out this 4th of July cake, where I shared a tutorial for those easy fondant flowers.

You can make them in advance and store them for MONTHS!

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How to make ladybug cupcakes? How to make easy ladybug cupcakes?

Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool down completely. Cut out a big red fondant circle and a small black fondant circle. Stick them together with water. Add other details like spots, eyes, antenna and mouth with fondant too. Let these ladybugs dry. Then, place them on top of the frosted cupcakes. Enjoy!

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To make these easy ladybug cupcakes, you will need the following SUPPLIES:

Raspberry lime cupcakes
Circle cutter (Big and small)
Red marshmallow fondant
Black marshmallow fondant
Pink round sprinkles
White fondant
Flower stamens
Rolling pin
Wilton tip 12


  • Use mini cupcakes to make MINI ladybug cupcakes
  • You can apply the same design concept to make a ladybug cupcake cake.
  • For girls birthday parties, you can make black and pink ladybug cupcakes instead of black and red ones.

These are the INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1:
Roll out red fondant and use the big circle cutter to cut out a piece.

Step 2:
Roll out black fondant and use the small circle cutter to cut out a piece.

Step 3:
Brush water near the top of the red circle and place the smaller black circle on top of it until it sticks into place.

Step 4:
Use Tip #12 to cut out tiny black circles. Also, use a knife to cut a thin black strip.

Step 5:
Brush water along the center of the red circle and stick the black strip here. Cut off the excess with a knife.

Step 6:
Stick the tiny black circles on the red body.

Step 7:
To make antennas, take 2 pieces of flower stamen and color the tips black with an edible marker.
Use a scissor to cut them in half.

Step 8:
Attach these to the top of the ladybug’s face.

Step 9:
Make 2 eyes with white fondant and black edible marker OR use store-bought candy eyeball sprinkles.

Step 10:
Draw a sweet smile with a fine paintbrush and white edible paint.

Step 11:
Add little cheeks by sticking 2 round pink sprinkles on either side of the mouth.
Let these toppers dry for 1-2 hours and then, place them on your iced cupcakes.

Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked these DIY ladybug cupcakes for kids, you may like some of these other decorated cupcakes too:

Easy Dinosaur Cupcakes

Rainbow Flower Cupcakes

Trix Cereal Cupcakes

Easy Pinwheel Cupcakes

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

One comment on “How to Make Ladybug Cupcakes”

  1. These are just made to put a smile on your face, isn’t it?

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