Saturday, February 04, 2012

Ladybug A Palooza

My friend's niece is turned one.  Her sister-in-law contacted me last week about putting together a few snacks in honor of the big occasion.  I have been known to throw together a ladybug project or two, so I got buzzzzy.  My house was soon infested. 
I made a ton of lady bug cupcakes for the guest, which I did one time in the past for a Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake Event.
 Let me pause for a minute and say I love this cupcake holder, it's so deep that the icing actually stays in tact for cupcakes like this, thanks Taylor!
I also made a baby cake for the birthday girl.  I decided to go with pink icing b/c I could see red icing being a problem if she ate with her hands, which most one year olds do....ahhh....those were the days! 
I added one of the cake balls to the top that I posted about last week.  I bagged these up for the favors they put together for the party. 
Last up.....ladybug pretzels-I blogged about the process to making these here
The one tip I'd administer, mostly to my future me, is to go ahead and  buy chocolate covered pretzels.  I didn't last time, but I was making fewer bugs on that occasion.  This allows one less dipping (which can be a little labor intensive if given the time).
 I was able to just melt the red chocolate, and a LITTLE milk chocolate to make the dots.  I skipped the eyes this time....it just creeps me out a little when they are little eyes. 

4 comments:

Tiffany@Fizzy Party! said...

What a great little party. My friend Carole would love this post. She is a lady bug freak.

Deb said...

my kind of party..

ErinandShane said...

you must tell us where that cupcake holder came from!

Christy said...

A friend of mine told me she got it at Costco...it's AWESOME...it also had some little flat sheets of plastic you can put over the cupcake holes so you can carry cakes/pies etc on some of the layers!