Ladybug Party Cupcakes

Oooh, could they get any cuter! We love these gorgeous ladybug cupcakes. Perfect for your garden themed party.


  • ¼ cup M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • 45 pieces chocolate malted milk balls, cut in half
  • 1 box favorite cake mix
  • ⅔ cup dark chocolate frosting
  • 1 container vanilla frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • 12 black licorice laces, cut into 48 pieces
  • 2 cupcake pans
  • Paper cupcake liner


  • 1. Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the package.
  • 2. Line the cupcake pans with the paper liners. Fill each cup with 2/3 cup of batter.
  • 3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25 minutes, according to the directions on the package. Remove from oven.
  • 4. While waiting for the cupcakes to completely cool, tint the vanilla frosting with the red food coloring.
  • 5. Once cooled, frost the tops of the cupcakes as follows: Spread the tops of the cupcakes with the red frosting. Spoon the dark chocolate frosting into a resealable bag. Snip a small corner from the bag. Pipe a line of dark chocolate frosting down the center of each cupcake. Pipe an oval of the dark chocolate frosting at one end of the line, and decorate with the red M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies for eyes and the licorice for antennae. Dot the red portion with chocolate malted milk balls for the ladybugs’ spots.
  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Bake Time: 25 min.
  • Decoration Time: 20 min.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Yield: Makes 24 ladybug cupcakes

To view our gorgeous range of Ladybug Party Supplies visit our website today. A Ladybug party theme is perfect for girls birthday parties, baby showers or 1st birthday parties. Recipe courtesy of Bright Ideas

Thanks to

For this great idea!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fifi Flowers
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 21:25:54

    tooo cute!


  2. emeliasmomsboutique
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 03:22:41

    Those are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing the idea!!


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