Edible Ladybugs for a Woodland Party.
These edible ladybugs were a hit at my son’s woodland birthday party
I got so many compliments on them that I was so glad I made them.
Ingredients for Edible Ladybugs for a Woodland Party
How to Put Together These Edible Ladybugs for a Woodland Party
Watch the video and/or continue reading.
Put a bunch of washed and fresh basil leaves on a charcuterie board or large plate.
To make the mini ladybugs
1- Cut the top off of a grape or cherry tomato.
2-Cut off the top of a black olive,
3- Stick the two sides together to form a small ladybug
4- Place them on the basil leaves.
To make the larger ladybugs
1- Peel a Babybel mini red cheese open
2-Then open its sides slightly to resemble spreading wings.
3- Using a little bit of the wax from the tag that was pulled loose (see video if this is confusing), stick a small end of black olive on the wax tag to serve as the ladybug’s head. If this doesn’t work just try to balance the olive on the Babybel cheese where the wax/wings are still connected.
4- Next, using black icing (it’s what I had on hand) or a balsamic reduction (hopefully it works as well), make black spots on the red wings for the dots.
5- Place the ladybugs on basil leaves.
They were so simple and inexpensive. My daughters enjoyed making these together.
These edible ladybugs would be great for a garden party, zoo party, fairy party or other types of parties as well.
For the black spots I wanted to use a balsamic reduction to stick with more of a caprese salad theme, but in the end, all I had that would work was black icing.
I have since ordered balsamic reduction and I hope to try them out again with the reduction and see if it works as well. When/if I do, I’ll update this post.