This butterfly cake was for a friend's mother, turning 75. I baked 3 9" rounds and used two full cakes for the top wing section. The third I used for the bottom wings.
I drew out the wing pattern to the size and shape I needed. I then took a black sharpy and traced the pattern. Take a piece of wax paper and tinted piping gel and trace one size of the wing pattern onto the wax paper. Press this gently on to your frosting. It will leave a faint outline of your pattern. Turn over your wing pattern and copy the reverse side on to wax paper for the other wing. Use a #3 tip and trace your gel piping pattern in black.
Fill in the rest with the colors of your choice. The body is a star tip for texture.
I made this butterfly cake for my niece's first birthday. I used a triple chocolate cake recipe for the cake & made two 8" round layers. I cut each layer in half, turned them backwards to make the wings, and layered them.
I stacked Oreo cookies (held in place with some frosting) in between the cake halves to be the butterfly's body, frosted the cake with pink frosting, & then added candy coated chocolate kisses to the Oreos (again with frosting to hold them in place) & to make a design on the wings.
Everyone loved it & it was pretty easy to do. There is a lot more frosting than you would need for a normal cake (because you're frosting the part of the cake that's normally inside the cake!) so keep that in mind when you're gathering your supplies!
I made this butterfly cake for my daughter's first Birthday. I baked two heart shape cakes that turned into the wings, the center is made of cake using the small pans used for cornbread, cut it to shape it into a body. Used gum balls for the eyes, m&m's for the decoration of the body and a lot of frosting.
The inside of the cake is made up of sliced peaches and "Dulce de Leche" (Caramel). I kept placing the cakes in the freezer to make sure it all stayed together right before putting the butterfly together, finished by using the colored frosting to add some design and the antennas.
I made a chocolate cake from a round tin for this butterfly cake and cut it in half to make the wings. The body is made out of a two tiny loaf tins which I purchased from House. I then covered it in a pink buttercream icing and sprinkled with fairy sprinkles which I got from a supermarket.
For the eyes I used mixed cachous balls which I also got from a supermarket. This was my first cake I had made and found it was fairly easy. Just a tip wait until the kids are in bed as they can be very distracting.
I made this butterfly cake for my little girl's 1st birthday. I made the actual cake from a Wilton cake mold. I decorated the sides first and then outlined the body and wings. I filled in the remainder of the cake with stars.
I made the frosting using the Wilton's buttercream icing recipe on the instruction manual. It took about four cups of icing to decorate. I added some almond extract instead of vanilla and it tasted really good.
I made this butterfly cake for my daughters 7th birthday. I made a round chocolate cake (her favourite) and cut the body and the wings from that one round piece. Adjusted their positions to form a butterfly.
I made coloured Vienna Frosting (butter, icing sugar and milk, beaten until fluffy) and iced each section separately before arranging on the board. Also decorated the wings with Smarties and Freckles. The antenae are made from licorice.