Both of these cakes only require round cake pans and cupcake pans.
The ladybug just needs two round cakes, one layer each. Cut off about a third of one cake in a crescent shape. Put it together with the whole cake and cover together with icing for the body. Use the remaining oval as the head.
I mixed oreos into a white cake mix and then used them for all the black decorations... oh, it was sooo yummy!
It had been a long time since I used cake decorating tips, so I practiced on some sugar cookies. This is the best sugar cookie recipe I have ever found! I will have to share it some time. It is labor intensive, but well worth it!