This cake was made for our daughter Anjali's 3rd birthday, and definitely goes in my top 3 favorite cakes! Being a typical kid and after changing her mind as to what theme she wanted like a million and one times... first Tinker Bell, then Ni Hao Kai Lan, then back to Tinker Bell, then once again back to Ni Hao Kai Lan, then Dora (even though she had Dora last year), then butterfly, then Lady Bug, she finally decided on a Lady Bug theme. She told me specifically that she did not want red lady bugs... she originally wanted purple lady bugs because that is her favorite color, but I was able to convince her that pink would look better. :)
The bottom tier was orange cake with vanilla buttercream filling, and the top tier was white cake with vanilla buttercream/mini chocolate chip filling. The entire cake was covered in fondant including the cake board, and all "decorations"... the lady bugs, 3, and the flowers were sculpted from fondant. Happy 3rd Birthday to my little (because she is so tiny) big girl (who I might add just potty trained... YAY!) Anjali!