Nothing gets me going like a good recipe and a new dish to bake. The planning, the excitement when the dish looks like its working out, the joy of seeing my family and friends gobble it up and eagerly looking forward to what I can bake next, everything about baking makes me happy (the messy kitchen counter top aside :p) Here's a peek into my kitchen, my cooking, my wonderland.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Edible Ladybirds

Smile for the ladybird please
An old pal was shifting to Bangalore and 2012 was upon us with the blink of an eye, so I didn't need any more reasons to make something special. I had bookmarked this for a long time and finally decided to make them and it was well worth the wait. These cuties will make any heart melt and many wouldn't wanna eat them, just keep them around and stare at them (fly did this, I kid you not :p)
So, without further ado, here are my fondant ladybird cupcakes. You can use any ol' cupcake for this decoration and I must thank Diary of a Ladybird for a detailed description of how to make them. Do check it out if you plan on making them. I added my own two bits to them, so can you, but her pic by pic descriptions leave no room for errors. I hope you enjoy making them and eating them as much as I did. On that note, a Biig welcome to Candy, my 'lumper' :D and a Haappy New Year to all my readers (I'm 12 days late, but better late than never right :p) 
The one in the centre was my whimsical geometric art cuz I had some fondant remaining 


  1. Pray tell why would someone want to eat something so lovely!! It would be pure torture to have something some pretty in front of you and then be told you can eat it... I would be torn between the showcase and the tummy! ;) but then tummy will win I guess in the end.

  2. :D Exactly what my family did. Pondered for 15 mins, but tummy took over the showcase :)
    In fact, wanted to make some for Anoushkas b'day but ran outta time as these take some time to make..

  3. They are so cute, How do you manage to eat them?

    1. Hi Rupertt, thanks for dropping in :)
      Well, they were eaten after debating over how one cannot bite into something so cute for a long time :) Like mentioned in the earlier comments, tummy took over the showcase :)


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