I made this butterfly cake for a girl’s birthday party. The flavor was strawberry and color theme was pink. Baked two 9×13″ cakes with strawberry flavor, cut the sides to give the shape of butterfly. ( I drew the butterfly on a sheet of paper, cut it and then put it over the cake to get accurate shape). Once it’s done, started icing the cake. Most of cake was iced with whipped cream as it makes the cake yummy and that is what the parents of birthday girl wanted.
Once done with layering and icing the cake with whipped cream I used color mist spray color (edible) to give the effects of pink color all over the cake. I also used various other color spray to make it a little more colorful later on. As the cake was strawberry flavor, I assembled thin slices of strawberry in between the layer and all around the cake (cake wall). Then I made a couple of designs using the butter cream icing to give the various patterns on the wings.
Even though the cake was looking quite pretty at this point I wanted the real butterfly effect on the cake. So I put a couple of food colors on a plate and using little milk to dilute and using the paint brush (used in cakes but looks like normal paint brush), started giving shades on the patterns. It was a little time consuming as fresh cream is pretty hard to work on, but the result was really good ( as I got loads of compliments later on for my hard work). Once done with decorating the wings , body and shading I did the boundaries. To make the antennas of butterfly I melted chocolate and put it on wax paper in it’s shape. Once dried and solid I simply and carefully assembled it over the mouth of butterfly cake. Voila… my butterfly cake was ready!!