I made this three-tiered cake for our daughter's 2nd birthday party. The cake is Wilton's Butter Cake recipe (similar to pound cake). I used homemade buttercream icing in Sky Blue for the base. The Butterflies, Daisies, and Ladybugs were made several days in advance from royal icing. The Butterflies were produced using the colorflow tecnique. The grass border is Leaf Green, piped with the grass tip. The pink butterflies and piped name are in Rose Pink. I made the Daisies more plump and "cartoony" than traditional royal icing dasies in order to match the party decorations. The Butterfly design is also a derivitive of the decorations.
I learned a valuable lesson with this cake. I attached the butterflies the evening before the party and then put the two larger layers inside a covered cake carrier. This must have sealed in some moisture, because the next day the butterflies on those two layers had softened and collapsed. The smaller layer, that was not sealed in a container, was fine. Thankfully, I had made 6 Butterflies, just in case there was an accident. So, I was able to quickly remove them broken ones and replace them with my backups. In the future, I will probably attach a 3-D piece on-site, just to be safe.
This Purple Butterfly Cake was made for my niece who requested a lemon cake with purple frosting and a butterfly. I used a recipe for the butter cream found off the internet. I've made several birthday cakes for family using only store bought frosting led to disappointment.
Having the right tools also makes all the difference: tips, bags, spatula's, food coloring from craft store will give you better results and that's what it is all about.
The cake was made from a box, which is another thing I need to work on :/ making the perfect cake. It was initially suppose to be heart shaped, I cooked 1-8" square & 1-8" round, the edges on the square did not rise right so it was cut to make another round cake.
I surfed the internet for images and ideas before and during the decorating of the cake constantly adapting to what I was working with. It was nothing like what I had originally set out to make but through constant adaptation it turned out to be one of the best I've done so far.
I made this butterfly cake for my daughter's first birthday. It was super easy! It is a caramel mud cake with caramel icing and pink butter-cream decorations.
The shape of this cake is made by cutting a circular cake in half and taking a small wedge from the flat side of each half. The curved sides are placed together and then the decorations can be iced as desired.
It is iced down the sides and has pink icing around the base to neaten the edges. By icing around the edge at the top the shape of the butterfly is really defined. I decided to keep the swirls simple but you could make it really fancy. I used three white chocolate buttons for the body and two pieces of wire with jellybeans for the antenna.
For the pink icing I used a plastic clip-lock bag with a corner cut off and then squeezed the icing through.