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This past week the weather hasnt been too great and so we have been inside quite a bit. Coming up with things to do with a lively toddler is a little bit of a challenge sometimes. When we were shopping in the week i noticed some ready to roll icing on special offer and wondered if we could have a go at making some cupcakes with a ladybird theme. I had seen some on pinterest and thought it would be fun to have a go! 🙂

Our little ones love baking and always get stuck in when they hear the mixer fire up. They could probably all make a batch of cupcakes without much input from me to be honest!! After the baking the fun began as we had to colour the white icing paste..which resulted in quite a lot of red hands and my black icing turned a little grey…but i quite like the finished effect. We used little circle cutters i have for the spots and the face. The eyes got a little fiddly! I dont know how these professional cake bakers do it! Mine all looked a bit squiffy but with a toddlers input it was going to take on a much more ‘fluid’ look!!

She was thrilled with them though and had great delight in showing them to her siblings…met with lots of ‘awwww…so cute!’ and ‘ooh are they ladybirds?’

Phew 😉 at least they could tell what they were!!


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  1. Little Steps
    December 16, 2013 / 11:47 am

    Looks yummy and fun! Your daughter is so cute 🙂 #WhatsTheStory #MagicMoments

  2. Michelle Pannell
    December 16, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    They look fab, cooking with the kids is such fun. Mich x

  3. December 16, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    These are very cute indeed. Weirdly the girls are having a joint birthday party in February and we have decided on a bug theme! x

  4. Louise Fairweather
    December 16, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    They are fab. I have to step away from Pintrest too many ideas!

  5. December 16, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    awww these look delicious! and i think they certainly do look like ladybirds!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x
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