Cute Birthday Butterfly Cake

Be sure to also check out all of our Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas and our butterfly birthday invitation designs for more ideas to make your party special!

Ingredients:

Cute Birthday Butterfly Cake:
1 (18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Cake Mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs

Tasty Flower Frosting:
1 (16-oz.) can Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Vanilla Frosting
Purple gel or paste food color

Butterfly Baby Cake Decorations:
1 (8-inch) piece black licorice twist
1 black jelly bean
2 (5-inch) pieces black string licorice
Purple decorator sugar
Black decorating icing, if desired

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour one 8 or 9 inch round cake pan; line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Fill paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full; pour remaining batter into greased and floured cake pan. Place cake pan in oven first, then muffin cups.

2. Bake cupcakes for 20 to 30 minutes; bake cake in pan for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake and cupcakes in pan for 15 minutes. Remove cake and cupcakes from pans; place on wire rack. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.

3. Cut cake in half crosswise; cut each half into 1/3 and 2/3 pieces. Place cake pieces on platter or foil covered cardboard to form butterfly.

4. Add purple food color to frosting; blend well. Frost cupcakes and cake pieces. Cut black licorice twist in half and place, side by side, between cake pieces for body. Place black jelly bean above licorice for head. Bend string licorice to form antennae; insert into cake near jelly bean. Decorate “wings” and cupcakes with decorator sugar and decorator icing.

Betty Crocker also has a cute Butterfly Cake recipe on their website which takes just 20 minutes to prepare and FamilyFun has one involving a Twinkie which looks cute too!

3 Responses to Cute Birthday Butterfly Cake

  1. MamaDuck July 17, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    If you make it, send over a photo and I’ll post it ;). We did see a whole bunch of photos of butterfly cakes here which might help you also!

  2. Sherie July 17, 2008 at 9:01 pm #

    In the treats butterfly cake, the directions mention a diagram. Where is that? I wouldn’t dare try making this cake without a photo or diagram to go by. sounds like a cute cake! Thanks, Sherie

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