I made this butterfly birthday cake for my niece’s 1st birthday as she loves butterflies. I started by making a round chocolate cake, left it to cool and then refrigerated it for 30 mins. which made it easy to cut.
I had 1 kg white icing prepared and then mixed some purple and pink icing and placed into 2 piping bags with star nozzles. I then cut the chilled cakes into half and then halves into 3/4 (see pic for ref), move apart as the picture shows. I then iced the entire cake with white icing so no cake is visible and chilled for 15 mins. I added the final layer of smooth icing and making sure it’s all even.
Finally my favorite part of decorating arrived. I started to pipe the borders below and top sides. I piped the patterns on top which is the wings (use picture as guideline). I used small silver balls sweets to give a sparkle effect. The antenna is a pipe cleaner which is bent and placed on, however any long sweets can be used. Round candy was used for the eyes.
If you want to get the kids involved in making the cake, I suggest substitute the nozzle icing for different types of candy. They can create their own patterns and designs. To personalize your cake use the birthday child’s favorite colors for the butterfly. It will make it super special.
This cake can be made the day before so you can sort out other stuff for the big day. I really enjoyed making this cake. The birthday girl and family were excited and amazed. That was the best part of making this cake. Seeing the happiness on their faces.
Good luck to all attempting to make it and enjoy!