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Cutest Ladybug Cupcakes & Cakes

Updated on January 31, 2018
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JJ has written about awesome cakes and fun children's parties for many years. She served as Kids and Teens Parties Editor for Suite 101.

Very Special Ladybug Treats

Special treats by Ana Fuji via Flickr
Special treats by Ana Fuji via Flickr

Ladybugs Treats and Ideas for a Birthday, Baby Shower, Garden Party or Tea Party!

Ladybugs are one of the most popular birthday party themes today because these helpful little bugs (besides just being so cute!) may bring up childhood memories of happy times in the outdoors. Their simple colors and whimsical polkadots are the perfect jumping-off point for planning delicious treats and lovely decorations for your event!

A ladybug-themed party is fun and easy to plan. You'll get lots of ideas for your own spring or summer themed tea, baby shower, kids birthday, garden party or other event on this page.

Enjoy browsing these photos of adorable cakes, cupcakes, and décor along with tips and ideas you can use!

Sweet Buggy Tower

Cute tower centerpiece by Glorious Treats.
Cute tower centerpiece by Glorious Treats.

Unique Ladybug Party Favors & Treats

Unique Ladybug Party Favors & Treats
Unique Ladybug Party Favors & Treats

About the Party Ideas Collage Above

The collage above features items created by Glorious Treats (flickr) for a baby shower. For this special gathering, they created cupcakes, a cake, cookie favors on a stick, and brownie bites all in ladybug theme.

According to the creator, "This was a fun order to see all put together. The shower host had her whole home decorated for the shower with ladybugs and red and black décor."

The simple colors on these cute bugs are easy to reflect in your own décor. Some ideas might include:

  • A red tablecloth (with black cut-out dots added here and there?) and black napkins
  • Red and black streamers
  • Red roses in black vases
  • Big red polkadots for the walls
  • Polkadot balloons in the event colors
  • Red solo cups with dots drawn on them with a Sharpie pen
  • Swags and table covers made from polkadot fabric (from a fabric store or online)
  • Oversized flowers and leaves (cut from paper or made from colorful tissue paper)

Of course, any color combination you choose can be substituted for red and black. Did you know there are even orange "ladybird" beetles?

Garden Party Cupcake Tower by Sandra (socake)

Garden Party Cupcake Tower by Sandra (socake)
Garden Party Cupcake Tower by Sandra (socake)
Sunflower & Ladybug Cupcake photo by Amanda Linton via Flicker, copyright 2010
Sunflower & Ladybug Cupcake photo by Amanda Linton via Flicker, copyright 2010


Note that the above cupcakes are frosted with flower shapes and a cute pick has been added. You can find pre-made picks like this at party stores, or consider making your own. Being round, ladybugs are fairly easy to draw or look for printable designs online. Add your cut-out prints to toothpicks and push onto your treats!

What's the Buzz? Ladybugs & Bees! Unique!

What's the Buzz? Ladybugs & Bees! Unique!
What's the Buzz? Ladybugs & Bees! Unique!

A Ladybug Theme Works for Many Kinds of Events

Consider this cute theme idea for a lovely celebration like one of the following:

  • Baby shower
  • Child's birthday
  • Sweet 16
  • Afternoon tea
  • Senior citizen luncheon
  • Bridal shower
  • Garden party
  • Mother's Day gathering

How About Creating a Treat Table? So Pretty!

Ladybug party treats by the fabulous Ana Fuji via Flickr
Ladybug party treats by the fabulous Ana Fuji via Flickr

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Very Cute Cupcakes

Very Cute Ladybug Cupcakes
Very Cute Ladybug Cupcakes

Sweet Leaf Cupcake by Hello Naomi


A Short Buggy Poem

Use this cute little poem for homemade invitations or scrapbook pages!

Ladybugs all dressed in red,

strolling through the flowerbed.

If I were tiny just like you,

I'd creep among the flowers too!

~Maria Fleming

Sweet Pastel Ladybug Cupcake Tower with Cake

Pastel ladybug cupcake tower photo.
Pastel ladybug cupcake tower photo.

Color Ideas for Your Décor and Favors

Red and Black
Pink and Black
Pastel Colors
Yellow and Black
Neon Colors

Watch this Cute 11 minute Party Ideas Video!

If you think the décor ideas on this page are too difficult for you to create, then consider simplifying the design on a regular round cake like the one below.

Of course, your local bakery can make your sweets for you, also.

Either way, your guests will be delighted.

Have a Round Cake Pan?

Ladybug cake photo via cjmjcrlm on
Ladybug cake photo via cjmjcrlm on

This cake was made for a 2nd birthday. Anyone of any age would go crazy for this adorable design. I love the smooth finish and the simple, yet professional design!

From the decorator: "This is a "10" round cake with buttercream frosting. Decorations are fondant and gumpaste."

Cake & photo thanks to cjmjcrlm (Rebecca) on

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just LOVE ladybugs...... what a cute poem, so cute.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      awesome idea!

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      I think male "lady"bugs should be called something else.

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      pauline60 4 years ago

      These cakes all loook amazing, I can bake fairly well but I am totally hopeless when it comes to decorating. People enjoy my cakes better if they eat them with their eyes closed!

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Cupcakes and ladybugs---can't get much cuter ;)

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      They really are the cutest.

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      theallin1writer 5 years ago

      Ladybug cupcakes are awesome!

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      It's hard not to smile when you see a ladybug. These are just so adorable. I love the Garden Party Cupcake Tower.

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      kerryjadejones 5 years ago

      Aww these are so cute love them!!

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      SPhilbrick 5 years ago

      From cupcakes, to tattoos or home décor; ladybugs are definitely instyle!

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      cupcakeideas1 5 years ago

      Terrific Ideas! Great photos!

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      CristianStan 5 years ago

      It's amazing all the cake designs they have these days. You can choose from pretty much anything. Ladybugs are cool on cakes, not so cool in reality, they get EVERYWHERE in the house all over!

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      Ashly Rain 5 years ago

      These cakes & cupcakes are awesome! I just might have to convince my 4 year old to have another ladybug themed birthday party. Well done!

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      sagebrushmama 5 years ago

      Love the pastel ladybug cake! All of the cupcakes and cakes featured are wonderful...what a vivid and beautiful lens!

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      You can expand and make this out of femo clay. Spray paint cheap wooden napkin holders black, and glue gun them on it. You can do everything like that. I even have a plastic pitcher for drinks I can do the same with.

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      We are having a BBQ in August and I need a decorating theme. I think I found it. I never thought of Lady Bug but it's so adorable and we wanted a black, white and red theme! This was pinned.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Oh, these are such cute cakes and cupcakes! I love ladybugs.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      These are simply stunning art pieces of glory. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Squid Cooks. Hugs.

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      ForestBear LM 5 years ago

      This lens is too cute, I love it! Thank you

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      charlb 5 years ago

      I wish I was still 5 years old and get a Ladybug cake and cupcake for my birthday!

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      Camden1 6 years ago

      So adorable - they definitely get me in a summery mood!

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      richangel101 6 years ago

      Wow, I like baking. that was a cute cake themed you have.

      Thumbs up! Check out my blogs. You might find it very useful.


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      Shorebirdie 6 years ago from San Diego, CA


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      entertainmentev 6 years ago

      Ladybugs are adorable. Great lens!

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      OraraValleyCakes 6 years ago

      How gorgeous! I've been trying to talk both my daughters into a ladybird theme for their birthday parties for years!

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      Edutopia 6 years ago

      That is some creative decorating, good job!

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      PeterStip 6 years ago

      lovely lens, I'm getting hungry!!!!

      so sweet, all those ladybugs, and yummy too.

      thanks for the great lens.

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      CrazyCakeLady 6 years ago

      That is the cutest ladybug cake I've ever seen!

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      elizabethknows lm 6 years ago

      another supercool lenses I am shocked about the topic ranges of this site. I think seeing others topics is helping me better understand my need to write and earn and share here.

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      Jennifer_Glennon 6 years ago

      These are adorable!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      These cupcakes and cakes are adorable. Great page. Fun, fun, fun.

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      @justholidays: Me too (on all counts!). Let's go out for coffee and cupcakes!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      enjoyed your lens this morning, very pretty and tasty looking, earned a squidlike from me too!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      I'd like to be as skilled as people who created those cute ladybug cakes and cupcakes, for sure! In addition, they're quite appetizing... Hm... made me hungry :D

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      IngridA1 6 years ago

      These are beyond cute! I love the garden party ones also, great idea you've shared...thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just love anything to do with ladybugs, growing up in England we called them ladybirds, not sure why. I love all the cakes, wish I could decorate like that, will put it on my to do list :)

      Here's a treat blessing for Halloween :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You certainly won't be disappointing anyone here, these are the very cutest of the cutest ladybug cupcakes and cakes ever!

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      vanidiana24 6 years ago

      These are very cute!

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      anticloud 6 years ago

      Ladybug cakes! I would have never thought about such a thing. These are absolutely adorable.

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These ladybugs are absolutely adorable! =D

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      Whilst out and about on a Special quest for the angels, I wanted to drop on by and give you a magic angels dusting - Blessed-Because this page is just wonderful

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      Ladybug cupcakes are amazing! I just love them. Looking at them is better than eating them. They look so cute. Sundae ;-)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Ladybugs are maybe the cutest predators:))

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      these are too cute! I love lady bugs too

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      really yummy and cute looking cupcakes...:)

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      howdoyouspellst 6 years ago

      Cute cute cute cute cute cute cute!! I love ladybugs!! I think ladybug cupcakes are pretty much the most adorable thing in the world!!

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      themeaparty 6 years ago

      What an amazing Lens! So many resources and ideas! I'll be writing a HubPage soon on Ladybug themed garden parties and I will be sure to mention your Lens. This is just fantastic! Thanks!

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      mjcash23 7 years ago

      These little cupcakes are too cute to eat!!! If i wasn't a pig for chocolate, i couldn't do it. But sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. Bake me a dozen!!!

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      howtocurecancer 7 years ago

      Ladybugs are my favorite. And your lens is such a pleasure to read.

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      howdoyouspellst 7 years ago

      Gorgeous cupcakes!! I adore ladybugs. Their colors are so bold, so I love them for cupcakes!! Just cute-and-a-half. Thanks for the fun and colorful lens!