Friday, October 24, 2008

Fly away home...


Last week I made these little ladybird cupcakes and took them down to Christchurch for my niece and nephew. The cakes themselves are white chocolate and raspberry flavoured – the chocolate was melted and the raspberry flavour just came from raspberry essence. I find that kids don’t like things too strongly flavoured.




The icing on top of the cakes is white chocolate ganache coloured with red colouring. I was really pleased with the colour which looks just like that of a ladybird. The dots were made with melted chocolate, as were the eyes and antennae. I was a little disappointed with the antennae and the eyes – they just weren’t as good as I had hoped! But Griffyn and Piper loved them - they ate two of the mini ones each as soon as I gave them to them. The idea is simple but the end result is quite effective.


14 comments:

CB said...

Adorable!! My SIL loves ladybugs. I'll have to star your post for when her birthday rolls around.
/Clara

FFichiban said...

Hee hee they all so smiley and cute ^^! Bet they super tasty too :)

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, where do you find the time to do all this amazing baking and decorating? The little bugs are very cute.

Anonymous said...

Very clever Tammy,and very appealing to the little ones.You have such good ideas.

Mary Ann said...

So cute! This would definitely be a crowd-pleaser with my kids!

Cakelaw said...

These are soooo cute - I love them!

Melissa said...

These are SO cute - what a great idea!! Very nicely done!!

Snooky doodle said...

these are adorable. they re such cuties, Nice job

Pamela said...

These little cakes are so adorable!! Lovely job.

Morven said...

You are such a nice Aunty. The cupcakes are so cute, no wonder the kids loved them.

Flourchild said...

Soo cute..thanks for the information on the days..I had know idea your ahead of us....HA!! Sorry ;)!!

Sophie said...

The cupcakes look adorable :)!

Maria said...

I love ladybugs and these are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen. I LOVE THEM!

Lorraine E said...

Your ladybugs are the cutest! Really adorable and perfect for a Spring garden party :)