butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

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

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

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.

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful HomemakingSince 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.

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

Cut in half.

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

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

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

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

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

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

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

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

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

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

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

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

butterfly cake, Little Girl’s Butterfly Cake, Joyful Homemaking

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16 Comments

  1. What an adorable cake for your little girl! I bet she loved it for her birthday! Butterflies are always a lovely choice. 🙂
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  2. I found this through the Teach Me Tuesdays, and I thought it was SO adorable! I love the simplicity of it. My little girl is 3, and I can see her loving this, so I think I’ll stash the idea away for her next birthday 🙂

  3. How sweet and just the right things for a little girl’s 10th Birthday! Heck, I’d take it and I’m nearly old enough to be a G-ma!

    Thanks for sharing this project with the rest of the world!
    Smiles,
    Suz in NW Illinois

    My Linked Project This Week

  4. Aw, how cute! It makes me wish my girls were girly girls!! (Too much tomboy for a butterfly, but I’m tempted to make that cake for Easter!!)

  5. Beautiful cake! Who would have thought it’s so simple! We’re planning a Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday next year so this would make a cute cake!

    I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  6. Margo, this is a beautiful cake with fabulous colors. What a lucky little girl! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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