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Coolest Butterfly Cake 51

by Anna
(New Zealand)

Butterfly Cake

Butterfly Cake

Thanks to this great website I had heaps of ideas for my little girl's first birthday cake. I decided on a butterfly cake and purchased a butterfly shaped cooking tin from online. I then set about looking at all the icing ideas from this website and just loved one of them (thanks #17!!) so decided I would try to copy it.

The icing is butter icing and the cake is banana. I cannot believe how easy it was to pipe, I had never used a piping bag in this way before, but to be honest it was the easiest cake I have made so far and took hardly any time. The most annoying part was cleaning the icing bag in between colours! The recipe for the icing was 125g butter, 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, 2 tbsp milk. Whip butter until it is as white as possible, add half the icing sugar and the milk, blend, then the remainder of the icing sugar.

I doubled this mixture and still had quite a bit left over. I used licorice for the outline as I could not source black piping, but in the end this was much easier to use and manipulate. I flavored the icing with strawberry essence. I was really pleased the colours were as bright as they were as initially I wished to use pastel colours but I think this was more effective.

Give it a try, no one would believe I had made this myself and they are still talking about it. I will definitely use this technique again.

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Anna's Mum
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What a thrill for us to see our Grand daughters cake. Anna made a lovely job of this cake and the comments on the day where accredited to her. We look forward to her next cake.

A suggestion
by: gracieh (NZ)

This is an awesome cake - just as a suggestion you can buy disposable icing bags for about $1.25(NZ) that you just chuck away with no mess... I have found that helpful when icing cakes for kids.

cake tin brand
by: Emma

I really love your cake and was wondering what brand tin you used...I've been trying to find the same tin online but with no success.

Cake Tin
by: Anna

Sorry, I have no idea the brand name, I got them on trade me (a NZ auction website). It came with a small and a large butterfly (this is the large one)

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Coolest Butterfly Cake 79

by Hannelie
(South Africa)

Homemade Butterfly Cake

Homemade Butterfly Cake

This Butterfly Cake was my (twin) daughter's second birthday cake. My husband and I usually put in a lot of effort into these cakes!

I usually use Nigella's buttermilk cake recipe. It is moist and sturdy - perfect for cutting out.
Like with my other cakes I design, print and laminate a picture which I stick to a thick board. In this case I've added some laminated butterflies and flowers and stuck them to some asetate to give a 3D effect.

I always use gel of powder colouring and purchased some ready made icing butterflies decoration and smarties to make the seams a bit more neat.

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Love it..
by: Carla

I love your cake. The idea of painting the board it great. I am going to do that on my next cake. Thanks for the idea!

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Coolest Butterfly Cake 68

by Sarah N.
(Christiansburg, VA)

Homemade Butterfly Cake

Homemade Butterfly Cake

I made this butterfly cake for my daughter's 5th birthday, which falls on the first day of spring. We had visited this website a couple of weeks prior to her birthday, and she wanted a green butterfly like one she found here.

I modified it a bit and came up with this one using 4 heart shaped cake pans for the wings and 3 cup cakes for the body, using a total of only 2 boxed cake mixes. For the icing I used canned icing colored with bright gel food coloring found at the grocery store.

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I love your cake!
by: Katie

I love your idea! My twin girls are turning 1 in a couple of weeks and I would love to make a butterfly cake for them. I hope you don't mind me using your idea. I love it!

Thanks!

Katie

Lovely!
by: Sharee

My daughter will be getting a butterfly birthday cake for her 1st birthday too. Thanks for the inspiration

love it!
by: Anonymous

My daughter is turning two in December and loves butterflies...they are all she ever wants and I was looking for an easy butterfly cake-great idea and thank you for posting how you did and the pic! :)

Butterfly cake
by: Anonymous

My daughter is turning 4 in April and wants to have a butterfly cake. I have looked at a bunch of them and we like this idea the best. Thanks so much for the idea.

Cake pan?
by: Michelle

Love this cake1 What size are the heart shaped cake pans that you used?

LOVE IT
by: Anonymous

Fab cake! My daughter turns 4 this Sunday and has wanted a butterfly cake for ages - it is in the oven right now! Thanks for the idea :)

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Coolest Butterfly Cake 63

by Jenn
(Utah)

Homemade Butterfly Cake

Homemade Butterfly Cake

The easiest way to create the basic butterfly cake was to prepare three cakes in a 11x13 pan. One would be used to get the basic head and body shape and then the other two would be for two wings each.

The wings were basically four separate similar-sized hearts. I covered it all with fondant and decorated a little with those princess color glitter gels now available. I used bbq skewers to make antennas. Overall a definite success!

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Coolest Butterfly Cake 61

by Rochelle P.
(Perth, WA - AUSTRALIA)

Homemade Butterfly Cake

Homemade Butterfly Cake

I made this butterfly cake for a very special little girl 'Connie' for her 5th birthday.

I made the cake in a 14" slab tin using a Madeira recipe. I enlarged the pattern then traced it onto baking paper to get the correct shape

The icing is all buttercream and tinted in 'Connies' favorite colours and finished with little flowers and love heart lolli pops.

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cake template
by: Anonymous

Hi There,

Where did you get this template from? I have been looking for it everywhere.

Julie

Cake template?
by: Leora

Hi, I really like your cake. Do you have a template for it or did you draw it yourself? Where can I get a template to do this myself? Thanks.

template
by: Anonymous

i think u can get an enlarged sketch on Google and then transfer it to baking paper

Template
by: Anonymous

The cake and template are from the Australian women's weekly kids cake book

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Butterfly Birthday Cake

by Jen S
(Marysville, OH, USA)


I made a butterfly cake for a little girl's birthday. Used hearts for the wings & used round cookie cutter for the body. It turned out so cute!

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