For the last few years I’ve made my nieces their birthday cakes, every year I ask them what they want their cake to look like. One year my younger niece said she would like a butterfly birthday cake, so I dug out my seldom used butterfly shaped cake pan, and after looking at it for a good part of the morning decided to put it away again, I could do better than that!
The cake is a chocolate bundt, nice and dense and moist. Each layer was sliced in half and loaded with a chocolate butter cream and then each layer was iced in more butter cream and then covered in fondant (sweet!) and allowed to dry slightly before it was assembled.
The butterfly’s are fondant cut with small cookie cutters, then bent into shape and dried, I then painted on the wing patterns using food dyes. She loved it!!