This chocolate butterflies cake was made for my daughter's birthday. She loves chocolate. The base cake is a regular chocolate cake batter divided into two round pans, and iced with a chocolate butter cream icing. I put lots of cocoa in the icing for a dark color and used an icing bag and tip to make the icing designs.
The butterflies were the fun part! I melted bittersweet chocolate (a minute or two in the microwave) and then put it into a sandwich bag, cut the tip, and drew butterfly shapes with the chocolate onto a lightly greased one-time-use cookie sheet. You shouldn't use a regular cookie pan, because if the cookie sheet is flexible it is easier to get the dried chocolate off later. I used thick lines so my butterflies wouldn't be too delicate.
Then I put a stick into the center of the butterflies and let the chocolate harden in the refrigerator. Next I melted the white chocolate, and put it in a sandwich bag, cut the tip, and added white designs to my butterflies. The important thing to do was make sure that the sticks were well covered in chocolate. When the butterflies were dried, I stuck them into the cake.
When I brought the cake in to the dining room at the party, the children's eyes were popping! If you make this cake, be sure to make enough butterfly pops so each child at the party gets one!
I saw the instructions for this homemade M&M butterfly birthday cake on a bag of M&Ms I received for Easter! It was easy, fast & a big hit with all of my friends.
I chose to use a strawberry cake mix & fluffy white vanilla icing. It took two bags of Easter colored pastel M&Ms to find all the colors I needed to make the butterfly. I baked the cake mix in a circle pan & let it cool completely before cutting, then I cut it in half & turned each half so that the rounded parts were touching in the middle. Then I cut two small triangles out of each of the straight sides.
Once it was formed like a butterfly I frosted all sides & began putting the M&M's in the design of my choice! You can be as creative with the m&ms as you desire. It is a very cute & easy cake. Baking, cooling, frosting & decorating all took me about 45 minutes. Once I put the cake out for my friends it only lasted about 20 minutes till the whole thing was gone...
The instructions had cute & quick antennas that I didn't think were needed. All you do is melt a fruit roll up for 10secs in the microwave and roll them under your hands on a counter top till they resemble antennas (& place an M&M at the end of each antenna!)