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Coolest Animated Butterfly Cake

by Daniela G.
(Curitiba, Brazil)

Homemade Animated Butterfly Cake

Homemade Animated Butterfly Cake

I've been baking all kinds of fun cakes for my friends and family for the past year, just as a hobby. So, for my own birthday, I wanted to make something really special and unique!

I had this idea of having a garden cake and I really wanted butterflies that would actually "fly" around it.

I asked my uncle, an industrial designer, for help and he developed a motor for me. The only problem was that the motor was bigger than I expected and I couldn't place it inside the cake. So, instead, I put it inside a cut-out PET bottle that I later covered with fondant in the shape of a tree trunk.

I wanted the butterflies to be as real-looking as possible, but they also had to be very light in weight so the motor would spin them. The best solution I came up with was printing pictures of real butterflies onto transparency sheets(those used for overhead projectors). After cutting them out, I just added some glitter, for a sparkling effect, and attached them to the motor using very thin wire.

I then placed the tree trunk on the cake (which was chocolate) and decorated the rest with buttercream grass and fondant flowers.

The result was wonderful! Everyone loved it and people at the restaurant actually asked me for my business card, not believing when I told them I wasn't a professional cake designer. This one made me really proud! :)

Animated Butterfly Cake

Animated Butterfly Cake

Animated Butterfly Cake

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so pretty!
by: ericka (puebo West Colorado)

I think your cake so so so pretty! I LOVE IT!

sell them
by: Anonymous

Can I have a motor too?Ask your uncle to mass produce them.

you are very creative!
by: marizol

This is an awesome idea. Fantastic job!

by: Carie

I love this cake! All of these cakes are amazing! Where would I get a motor from? You had your uncle make yours, but can you buy them somewhere?

I would like to make one for my daughter's first birthday at the end of this month

by: Me

Very Nice

by: Anonymous

i love it i never in my life have seen such a detailed but easy to make cake!!! its sooo cute i adore butterflies!

Just wonderful!!!
by: For Goodness Cakes

I am new to caking as they say but I too love to go above normal expectations and this is really so inspiring to see! You did a wonderful job!!! Keep it up girlfriend!!!

Im BLOWN away by these cakes...
by: CakeAnnie

OMG, your cakes are just amazing, I'm almost speechless- THAT never happens(I'm a motor-mouth). Anyway, I am now going to coerce my wonderful hubby to help me with these motors. Your cakes are so awesome- You have been blessed with a very creative mind. I hope to one day do cakes half as nice as yours.. Thanks for the inspiration, your my heros, because your regular people, not TV stars!!

by: Anonymous

WOW, I loved the butterfly cake. Butterfly is the theme for my sister's baby shower and I am having a really hard time finding one. Plus she wants it icecream!

I do love your cake though. It's super nice!

cool cake
by: gjdgkdhgedi

I think it is a fantastic way to make a cake!!

happy birth day
by: suji


Sohail B day
by: M Ejaz

Many many happy 20 birthday sohaileeeee

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Coolest Bug Cakes 170

by Amanda

Homemade Bug Cakes

Homemade Bug Cakes

I made two different types of Bug Cakes. The ladybugs are all chocolate. The bees are all confetti. I made 12 cupcakes from each type of cake batter. The remainder of each batter was then baked in two separate glass bowls. Baking in a glass bowl takes A LOT longer than expected. I lowered my temperature by 50 degrees, and raised my time by 30 minutes, checked, and cooked about another 10-15 minutes. Be sure to buy "no-taste" paste food coloring from a craft store, or well equipped party decorating section of a supercenter.

For the cupcakes I frosted ladybugs, with red tinted vanilla icing, solid red and then piped on the head, of black tinted chocolate icing, about a quarter sliver of the cake, as well as piping on the dots. I frosted bees, with yellow tinted vanilla icing, solid yellow and then piped on the stripes, of black tinted chocolate icing. The wings for the bees were made by piping melted candy melts onto waxed paper into the shape of a heart, with two prongs coming off of the bottom, and allowing them to harden in the fridge. Just insert the prongs into the cakes at an angle to acheive the look here.

The antennae for both bugs were also made by piping melted candy melts onto waxed paper. The heads for either large bug were made of a cupcake frosted entirely black and then trimmed at an angle to meet the larger body cake snugly. Eyes for the bugs were simply piped on white icing with piped black dots in the middle of them. I alternated piped-on flowers and bugs for the cupcakes for a bit of variety.

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