My friend's daughter was turning 1, and she wanted a ladybug themed birthday. She went searching online and found a picture of a cake that she wanted on www.cakecentral.com's gallery. This cake was vanilla with vanilla buttercream filling. It was all gone before I even got to the party!
After the cake was done, though, I still thought that Emma needed more lady bugs, so I turned to Martha Stewart's Cupcake Cookbook for an idea:
Of course I had to had some little roses to the mix for color. By the end, I don't think there was any lack of ladybugs, do you?