These are the Ladybug cupcakes my daughter wanted for her birthday. We found them while flipping through Martha Stewart’s Cupcake cookbook, and they are super cute. But I wanted to make them extra special.
So I filled the middle with cream! You can do this with any cupcake, by using a bismarck tip to inject the filling, or an apple corer (to remove the middle). Either way, kids (and kids at heart) love the cream center.
Then I covered the top with ganache (to seal in the cream) and let it set in the refrigerator before decorating the top with buttercream icing.
Then, to top it off, I added dried royal icing ladybugs. I waited to the last minute to add these, because they start soften after being in the buttercream (and the refrigerator) for a day or two.
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