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Cool Homemade Brightly Colored Butterfly Cake

I made this butterfly cake for my daughter’s 5th birthday, which falls on the first day of spring. We had visited this website a couple of weeks prior to her birthday, and she wanted a green butterfly like one she found here.

I modified it a bit and came up with this one using 4 heart shaped cake pans for the wings and 3 cup cakes for the body, using a total of only 2 boxed cake mixes. For the icing I used canned icing colored with bright gel food coloring found at the grocery store.

6 thoughts on “Cool Homemade Brightly Colored Butterfly Cake”

  1. I love your idea! My twin girls are turning 1 in a couple of weeks and I would love to make a butterfly cake for them. I hope you don’t mind me using your idea. I love it!



  2. My daughter is turning two in December and loves butterflies…they are all she ever wants and I was looking for an easy butterfly cake-great idea and thank you for posting how you did and the pic! :)

  3. My daughter is turning 4 in April and wants to have a butterfly cake. I have looked at a bunch of them and we like this idea the best. Thanks so much for the idea.

  4. Fab cake! My daughter turns 4 this Sunday and has wanted a butterfly cake for ages – it is in the oven right now! Thanks for the idea :)


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