I was trying to decide what kind of cake to make for my mom, who likes to work in her garden and whose favorite flowers are yellow roses. Lacking the skill to make presentable roses, I decided on a Butterfly Birthday Cake Idea on a yellow background.
The cake is just a boxed spice cake mix (mom's favorite flavor), and the yellow icing is store bought cream cheese frosting tinted with gel. I made the butterflies a couple days in advance. The idea for them came from a cupcake decorating book I have. They are made from melting chips, which were piped out on to wax paper with the wing shaped traced on the back. Use a toothpick to draw the chocolate outline in to the orange area, sprinkle with white non pareils, and let them harden. I stored them in the fridge with no problems.
I piped on the chocolate icing branch for the butterflies to sit on, and placed an M&M under each wing half to give them dimension. Then, I piped a "body" with chocolate icing down the center of the two wing halves and added in a few small leaves. My mom really enjoyed the cake, and I was glad to do it for her.
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For my daughter's 2nd birthday party, she wanted a purple homemade butterfly birthday cake design (after we talked her out of a pig cake!). Easy, I thought.
I made a chocolate chip cake using four 10" cake pans. Easy. I drew the shapes for the wings onto cardstock and carved the cake around the templates. Easy. I crumb coated the cake and got ready to mix the colors for the design. Here's where it got annoying. I could not get a true, bright purple to save my life! What I did get was a grayish-lavender shade that I hoped my daughter would recognize as purple (which she did!).
I know now that I could have purchased a bright purple food coloring gel at the store and made my life a whole lot easier! However, it was 2 in the morning the night before the party and that was not going to happen for this cake. Next time... I will make the brightest purple cake anyone has ever seen! This time, my daughter said it was "beautiful"! Coming from the mouth of a two year old... music to my ears.
I really needed a quick and easy cake and this homemade Butterfly cake is what I came up with. It was my birthday, and my three year old son was so excited about celebrating my birthday. I therefore wanted to make a fun cake myself and save money at the same time
I used one box of Betty Crocker butter pecan flavoured cake mix. This cake was made using half of the batter and, with the remaining half, I made cupcakes.
I baked it in an 9" round pan and cut it into four pieces to make the shape of the butterfly. I used vanilla frosting and decorated it with strawberries; I always prefer decorating with fruit rather than candies. For the body and the antennas, I used candy canes which matched perfectly with the color palette.
My son helped with the decoration, putting on the strawberries and the little star-shaped sprinkles, hence the uneven clusters! I actually think it turned out great, visually as well as taste-wise.