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Butterfly Cake

by Heather J Bearb
(Eunice, La)


This is a very easy to make butterfly cake. I made them for each of my daughters first birthday to match the 1st (girl) birthday theme we bought at a party store.
As always I never buy a shaped pan-I always look online for ideas of how to use pans I have-this one was two 9x13 cake pans. As always I'm pressed for time so I cooled them in fridge-and this too helps when shaping-I don't freeze because I find it takes longer too work with and also doesn't taste the same.
Once cooled I cut 1" short-ways from one side-this is the body of the butterfly. Then I made an x in the other part. This will make 4 equal triangles.
One a board place the 1inch body in middle. Then take one of the triangles and lay the pointed side to touch the body-each on a side-these are the wings. Then use filling to fill in and and the second top layer to it.
I used canned icing tinted with light and darker shades of purple and pink. I used the star tip to fill in as it gives affect to it and so much easier than having to try to make it flat!
I used purple pipe cleaners for the antennas-just stuck them into top. I used M&M for eyes. It may sound difficult but trust me all the cakes I make are so easy. I find a lot of ideas on this site & seach for shaped cakes ideas.

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Coolest Butterfly Cake 105

by Bronwyn D.
(Calgary, Alta)

Homemade Butterfly Cake

Homemade Butterfly Cake

This Butterfly Cake was for my kindergarten class’s reunion. Each year we set butterflies free so that was the theme of the party. I used three 9 by 13 inch rectangle vanilla cakes for the wings which I carved into the shape of the wings. I decided the shape of the wings by drawing out the shape and actually in the end, ended up turning then upside down from the original plan. I crumb coated the wings separately. A large chocolate cupcake was used for the head and a loaf pan for the body.

The wings were covered with blue icing and then the colours were piped on using a shell piping tip. The body was chocolate frosting which I piped on with a star tip and added chocolate chips in rows. There were jellybeans and more icing for the details on the butterfly wings. I used live saver gummies for the eyes and licorice rope for the antennas. I used Wilton gel colors to get such bright tones on the cake.

It was fun but a cake this large was hard to fit in the fridge for cooling and setting. Needless to say, the kids loved it.

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Butterfly Cake 47

by Suzann
(Joplin, Missouri)

Butterfly Cake

Butterfly Cake

I used a strawberry cake mix for this butterfly cake because I wanted the inside to be pink, in a 9 inch round cake pan. After cooling I put it in the freezer for a few minutes to hopefully make it easier to cut.

Then I cut it in half and placed round edges together, a little off center. I cut a small notch out of both sides. I used Wilton food coloring. Leaf green and yellow for the green and Rose for the pink parts. I also used a tube of black gel to make my outlines first.

The body is a Twinkie. I bought the frosting mix in a box so that the consistency would be right for the star tip. Also, I bought premade fondant for the blue base. I rolled it out with a rolling pen that had the designs in it already and put it over my pizza stone.

Then I placed the whole thing on a cake stand. That's it. Not hard to make, but did give my hand a cramp squeezing out all of those stars.

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butterfly cake
by: Lisa B

Outstanding! thanks for the idea! I'm usually pretty crafty but ran out of ideas! perfect easy instructions!

Simply easy
by: Jessica M.

I think that this cake is gorgeous and it will be perfect for my daughter's 4th birthday! Can't wait to make it for her. The instructions are simple and easy to follow! Thanks!

Wow
by: Nurie B

Wow! Beautiful and easy to make.

Fantastic cake!
by: Leah

Thanks for posting this - it's the perfect inspiration for my daughter's 4th birthday cake. I'm going to try it using a 12" round pan for the wings with cupcakes sitting on their sides for the body. If it turns out as pretty as yours I'll post a photo!

So cute!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for posting! This looks so cute and simple to make :) I appreciate the clear instructions and tips too! Using this for my daughter's birthday.

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