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My precious little girl turned 10 this week, and she has an affection for butterflies.

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Almost every Spring or Summer we purchase a butterfly kit, and have grown butterflies from larvae.
They first mail you the kit with a coupon to send in for the larvae.  The weather has to be good for them to mail them.
It’s been a wonderful addition to our homeschooling curriculum.

, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Since my daughters always been fascinated with butterflies, I decided to attempt a butterfly cake for her birthday, after seeing this video on Betty Crocker.
It turned out that it wasn’t hard at all!

Here is how I made it: start with an 8 or 9 inch round cake.

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Cut in half.

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Cut pieces as shown, and then turn them out into a butterfly shape.

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To make it easier to frost, Betty Crocker recommended freezing it for a little while first, to prevent so many crumbs.

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I used some frosting gel, colored sugar, licorice and jelly beans.

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I outlined some designs and filled them in with colored sugar and jelly beans.

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There are lots of different and pretty ways you could decorate the wings, but I opted for simple.

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My sweet angel loved her cake, and I was thrilled to make it for her!

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