Make a round cake. (My recipe is for a white cake that fits a 28 cm round cake tin.) Cut the cake in half, and then cut a wedge from each half.
Invert the two sides and place the two wedges at an angle to look like a butterfly.
Ice the base of the cake with purple icing and then pipe along the edges with yellow icing.
Pipe pink icing onto the wings and decorate with candy.
Spoon colored coconut around the butterfly. Place a licorice stick between the wings and use yellow pipe cleaners for the feelers.
I didn’t have a 28 cm round cake tin, and I didn’t want to use the white cake recipe the instructions gave. I made a chocolate cake recipe that normally fits a 13 x 9 pan and baked it in two round cake tins I had. So my butterfly wasn’t very big.
The pink icing on the wings is supposed to be filled in; I just did a yellow outline and filled with candy. I didn’t do the coconut base. I didn’t have a licorice stick, so for the body, I iced a Tinkie (South African Twinkie–speaking of which, I heard Hostess went out of business–anyone want me to bring them a Tinkie??) I also didn’t have pipe cleaners (never seen them here), so I did the feelers in icing. Oops, I did them on the wrong end of my butterfly! My butterfly flies with its smaller wings! 🙂
I quickly iced the extra round cake with the leftover icing to say, “Happy Birthday Callie!” (Seen here.)
Love the cake! I’m sure she loved it! Quick question…will you be in WI at all during your trip? Iknow you will be busy visiting your supporting churches but I would love to see you guys.
We aren’t planning to be. But our teammates’ parents are in WI (Menommenee Falls, sp?), so we’ve thought of going to see them for a day. Where are you in WI?
Columbus which is close to madison
We’d love to see you too!
OK, I’ll check a map and let you know if we do come up that way!
Loved the cakes Amy. I was so bad at making cute cakes when the kids were little that I always covered them with lots of color and decorations so my frosting messes wouldn’t show! As long as there was lots of distractions and their names my kids seemed to think they were great! Your train was awesome and if you hadn’t mentioned it the butterfly’s antennae would have gone unnoticed too. It was very pretty.
You’re very kind! Thank you.
What a fun cake! I remember my mom making bunny cakes for us out of round pans. We loved them.
Bunny cakes sound fun too!
I found your post on the Creative Kids linky. I love your butterfly cake! My 8 year old daughter just finished taking a cake decorating course, (that’s what I blogged about today!) She would love to make this butterfly cake! Thank you for sharing!
Oh great! I hope she does try it out! That would be perfect! Maybe show a picture if she does!
I linked up for you, Amy, and I pinned it to my boards and our group board! Hopefully you’ll get a little traffic.