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Ladybug Cake

It’s a rock painting party! Cut out invitations in the shape of an artist’s palette and find lots of round, smooth rocks, brushes, paints and paper towels. Use the Ladybug Cake as a model and eat it later! The rocks go home with each guest for paperweights or doorstops.

Heat oven to 300°. Grease and flour 1 1/2 quart round baking dish. Prepare our pound cake mix ad directed on package except — pour batter into baking dish. Bake 1 hour 5 to 10 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake 10 minutes; remove from dish. Prepare our fluffy white frosting mix as directed on package.

Place cake flat side down on serving plate or tray. Frost cake. Make face on side of cake, using black gumdrop slices for eyes, red gumdrop slice for nose, red shoestring licorice for mouth and black shoestring licorice for eyebrows and antennae.

For colored shell of ladybug, sprinkle red sugar over cake about 2 inches from curved edge of face. Place black gumdrop slices for spots on shell; use black shoestring licorice for stripe across center of shell.

Serve Tinted Milk with the Ladybug Cake. Young artists will love it. Brighten each 8-ounce glass of milk by adding 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon grape or orange juice. Stir thoroughly and serve at once.

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