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Ladybug Birthday Cake

This is cake is for a co-worker's niece.  I was sent this picture to replicate a few months back.  I was very excited at the thought of making the cake.  We settled on cookies and cream for the bottom tier and the ladybug and chocolate with peanut butter feeling for the second tier.

So, this morning I got up bright and early to bake the cakes.  The bottom was 10", middle 8" and for the ladybug I used the Pampered Chef Small Batter Bowl.  It worked really well.  However, when I had put the cookies and cream layers in the over to bake I realised I forgot to add the eggs.  Yikes!  I had a momentary lapse of judgement and thought I could leave them in there, but then I came to my senses and dumped everything back into the mixing bowl and added the eggs.

I bought the Wilton Decorative Press Set several months ago and had yet to test it out.  Today I pulled it out and put it to good use.  Definitely $20.00 well spent.  I used it for the "2", the red band around the middle tier and for all the stems on the flowers.  I even found my craft wire at the last moment to make the antennae.


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