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Sunflower and Ladybug Cupcakes

We had a little birthday celebration for our precious girl! The theme was a “ladybug picnic.” I made these chocolate cupcakes. I used my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe and a Wilton icing recipe. While Wilton icing is not really my favorite flavor-wise, I believe there is a time and place for it. When you need something that will hold up for an extended period of time, it usually does the trick. That said, the weather was humid and warm and these still melted a bit (as you might be able to tell from the photo).  I can’t even imagine what would have happened if I used a butter-based recipe! I bought the cute little sugar ladybugs from Oriental Trading and they worked out just perfectly. I was happy with how these turned out and they looked very sweet along with all of the other treats!

(Here is a little preview of the cake!)

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