My boys have requested that I make Valentine’s Ladybug cupcakes again so I thought I would share some pics of this cute treat with you. The chocolate cake is from a gluten free cake box and the vanilla buttercream frosting recipe (my all time favorite!) can be found here . I used red sugar sprinkles on the frosting, chocolate chips tip-side down for the spots, gluten free oreos for the heads, mini-marshmallows cut in half for the eyeballs, and left over gingerbread house candies for the eyes and nose. For the antennas, I melted chocolate chips in the microwave, put the melty yumminess in a plastic baggie, snipped the end off and piped the antennas on some waxed paper. Pop the antennas in the freezer until set and then stick them on your bugs. Use the leftover melted chocolate to pipe a line down the middle of your bugs to separate their “wings”.
So cute it is almost a shame to see them gobbled up!
But to get smiles like this in return, it is so worth the effort!
I’d share if you were here, but alas…you’re not. Go make your own.
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