My daughter and I came up with this Buttterlies cake design, two butterflies in a flower garden after I realized I did not own a large enough round cake pan to simply make one big butterfly for her 4th birthday party!
The base is a half sheet cake, frosted green and with the tufts of grass at the sides and flowers on top added using decorating tips. The dark purple butterfly is made from two heart-shaped cakes (I have a pair of heart pans); a teardrop shape is cut out of the lower side of one heart so the two hearts nest together, and the butterfly's body is simply a thick line of frosting laid down on top with a star decorating tip.
The pink butterfly is made from a round pan, cut in half, notches cut from the straight sides, and then the halves placed with curved sides to the middle. The body (frosted black) is the teardrop cut out of the other butterfly! The antennae are fruit-flavored licorice candy supported by toothpicks, and the patterns on the wings are decorating sugar and edible glitter.
In order to frost the bottoms of the butterfly wings where they extended past the base cake, I melted some frosting in the microwave and dipped the edge of the cake (like a petite four); then placed it on top of the base and frosted the top and sides. Putting this all together took me all day but my daughter and I were both thrilled with the result!
Noela wanted a Butterfly cake for her 15th Birthday but didn't want it from a premade pan, said it would be more special if mommy did it. She wanted Strawberry-Devils Food Marble flavor with Strawberry, Chocolate Fudge and Rainbow Chip icing. I used 2 9-inch round pans for the wings and a loaf pan for the body. I cut the body shape out of the load pan and saved 2 ends for the antennas. I then cut the 9-inch cakes in two, cut an angle off the ends of each, a little more off the top so they were slightly smaller, then fit the wings to the body. I used the Strawberry icing on the wings, then the Rainbow Chip for a design in the middle then outlined them with the Chocolate Fudge. I also used the Chocolate for the body and Rainbow Chip for eyes & nose & first "N". Took a little Strawberry and shadowed the "N", put a 15 on 1 upper wing and a heart on the other. Ended with outlining the complete cake on the bottom with Rainbow Chip. She LOVES it! I think it'll be a big hit at the party.
This cake was created for a coworker. I made this homemade cake with two 10x2 pans, two boxes of cakes mix, heavy whip cream, coco powder and chocolate melts. I made a home made frosting that consisted of heavy whip cream, cocoa powder and cornstarch. I then made butterflys with stencils my daughter drew for me on wax paper. Traced the stencils and filled with different colors. The log that the butterflys lay on is also melted chocolate that I molded. I am very proud of how this cake came out and everyone at work enjoyed it as well.
I MADE THIS CAKE FOR MY FRIENDS 21ST,I MADE A 9 INCH VANILLA AND BUTTERCREAM CAKE FOR THE BOTTOM,AND A 6 INCH CHOCLATE CAKE FOR THE TOP,I COLOURED THE BOTTOM CAKE WITH WILTON ROSE PINK DYE,THE TOPPER I MADE USING SILVER FLORIST WIRES AND A VARIETY OF PINK AND WHITE NET BUTTERFLYS FROM A CRAFT SHOP,I CURLED THE WIRES AROUND A PENCIL AND THEN PULLED THEM OUT AT RANDOM ANGLES OVER THE CAKE,I SECURED THEM IN A POSY PICK WITH FLORIST FIX,I SPRINKLED THE CAKE WITH EDIBLE WHITE HOLOGRAM GLITTER!