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Easy Homemade Fondant Ladybug Cupcakes on Yellow Background

Easy Ladybug Cupcakes

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Use this cupcake decorating tutorial to make easy fondant ladybug cupcakes for kids birthday parties. Homemade with simple ingredients and no fancy tools required!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword decorated cupcakes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Decorating time 1 hr
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 291
Author Abeer Rizvi



  • Bake cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • Prepare frosting and tint it with gel colors, if you like.
  • Roll out red fondant and use the big circle cutter to cut out a piece.
  • Roll out black fondant and use the small circle cutter to cut out a piece.
  • Brush water near the top of the red circle and place the smaller black circle on top of it until it sticks into place.
  • Use Wilton's Tip #12 to cut out tiny black circles. Also, use a knife to cut a thin black strip.
  • Brush water along the center of the red circle and stick the black strip here. Cut off the excess with a knife.
  • Stick the tiny black circles on the red body.
  • 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.
  • Attach these to the top of the ladybug's face.
  • Make 2 eyes with white fondant and black edible marker OR use store-bought candy eyeball sprinkles.
  • Draw a sweet smile with black edible marker.
  • Add little cheeks by sticking two round pink sprinkles on either side of the mouth.
  • Let these toppers dry for 1-2 hours.
  • Then, place them on top of your iced cupcakes.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a covered box at room temperature for up to 2 days. 


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg