For the large cake I simply baked 2 round cakes. I cut them in half and then placed them with the round edges touching each other. I then cut triangle shapes out of the middle and shaped the cake into the wings. The body is a twinkie covered in icing. I used a star tip but would recommend smoothing it out a little. Mine looked little a corn cob because of the star tip I used.
Then I outlined the wings segments with Wilton's glitter gel and filled it in with icing. Then I finished the rest off with pink icing stars. The antanaes are pipe cleaners. The small baby cake I made using heart shaped cupcake pans. I used the same decorating technique as for the big cake, except I used some of the scraps from the big cake for the body as a twinkie would be too big.
The grass is colored coconut. To color simply place coconut in a bowl with a few drops of green food coloring and stir until mixed. You only need a small amount of food coloring.
This Homemade 1st Birthday Butterfly Cake was a SUPER easy cake. It was my first decorated cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. The butterfly cake was a Wilton’s mold. And the bottom was just a large round cake pan, big enough to fit the butterfly on top of it. For the cake I used a box cake mix.
I did vanilla cake for the butterfly and chocolate cake for the bottom. Once the cakes were cooled, I did a crumb layer and placed the butterfly on top of the round cake. I made my own butter cream frosting- recipe is Wilton’s recipe from the packaging(super easy). I frosted the round cake then used a star tip and squeeze and pull up until completely decorated. I stored it in the refrigerator overnight and pulled it out a few hours before the party started.
The cake was super moist and the frosting was really rich and buttery. I can’t wait until next year to make another!
This 3rd Birthday Butterfly Fairy Cake is my very first "novelty" birthday cake I have done, it was for my eldest daughter's 3rd birthday. I used a heart shaped cake tin, baked 3 hearts and split one heart in half to complete the bottom of the wings.
I used a loaf pan for the butterfly body and cut and shaped the edges for a rounder effect. I used the birthday candles as the butterfly's antenna's and an extra musical candle to make up the 3rd birthday candle. For the patterns on the wings I just cut out shapes on paper then gently placed on top and poured the sprinkles over.
I got the happy birthday cake decoration from the bakery section at the supermarket for free when I asked about them.
I got the idea for the 1st birthday butterfly cake from this website, by Monica and wanted to submit my final product.
I made 3 different flavors, chocolate, orange and gluten free butter cake. I iced each segment separately and lifted them onto the prepared board, which is covered with florists plastic coated paper, with two spatulas. I think the blue eyes on the butterfly is less harsh than black eyes for such a bright colored cake.
I used Mentos on the body, for the green dot on the bottom wing, and for the eyes, the circles are made with a sour rope and filled with colored sugar crystals. After I took this shot, I also sprinkled some edible glitter over the wings for that little bit of sparkle!
All of the bugs and butterflies are hand made out of fondant and gum paste. This was my first time working with an air brush, that was a little tricky but lots of fun. Hope you like my Birthday Bug & Butterfly Cupcake Cake.