This Butterfly 1st Birthday Cake was for my daughter’s 1st birthday. I had found the cutest plates and cups with butterflies on them, but could not find a butterfly cake pan so I made my own. I used 2 8-inch rounds, 2 6-inch rounds, and a small loaf pan (this was a LOT of cake!)
After baking, cooling, and leveling the cakes, it was time to decorate! I put the loaf pan in the center for the body, the 2 8-inch rounds were placed on either side to create the top part of the wings, and the 6-inch rounds were placed below for the bottom of the wings. I used a variety of colors – pink, purple, orange, yellow and green.
I piped the icing all over with Wilton star tips – #16 & #18 (I think). I piped the body purple, then the bulk of it was pink. I just randomly made small circles with the other colors to complete the wings. This was the largest cake I had ever made – up to then. I made another one later for a friend’s daughter, it had more pastel colors, but otherwise it was the same. I have made many, many cakes since then, but I think this one has always been my favorite.