Monday, April 28, 2008

Ladybug Cake

I'm starting to gather ideas for Ladybug's first birthday cake. Found this on Betty Crocker.

Ladybug Cake

Delight your little ones with this cute-as-a-bug cake. All you need are cake, frosting and a few cookies and candies.

Prep Time:35 min
Start to Finish:2 hr 15 min
Makes:8 servings

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow or white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
2 chocolate wafer cookies
1 large red gumdrop
Red and black shoestring licorice
Red sugar
Large black gumdrops

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease or spray bottoms only of 1 1/2-quart round casserole or heatproof bowl and bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan.
2.Make cake batter as directed on cake mix box. Pour half of the batter into casserole; pour remaining batter into loaf pan.
3.Bake 38 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of casserole and loaf pan to loosen cakes; remove from casserole and pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Wrap and freeze loaf cake for another use.
4.Place cake, rounded side up, on serving plate. Frost with frosting. Make face on side of cake, using cookies for eyes, red gumdrop slice for nose, red shoestring licorice for mouth and black shoestring licorice for eyebrows and antennae. Sprinkle red sugar over cake to within 2 inches from curved edge of face. Place black gumdrop slices on cake for spots. Store loosely covered.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on cake mix box for making batter.

Nutrition Information
1 Serving: Calories 610 (Calories from Fat 230); Total Fat 25g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 4g); Cholesterol 80mg; Sodium 510mg; Total Carbohydrate 91g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 60g); Protein 4g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 10%; Iron 8% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 5 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 5 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 6 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Dana said...

OMG I sooo love that Lady Bug Cake!! It is sooo cute.. I can remember for my 5th Birthday my Mom made me a Pig Cake...

I want to try and make this for my class - they'd flip for it..

Thanks so much - hope you are enjoying your Monday! :)

Dawn said...

That cake would be perfect for Ladybug's birthday!

Melanie said...

Ooh.. Heather! This is too cute. My daughter would love this. I may be back later to "borrow" the recipe for her. ;)