Sunday, February 9, 2014

DIY Butterfly Cake

For several years my niece Mattie has asked me to make her birthday cakes. Last year I made her a rainbow cake with each layer different colors mixed together and topped with green icing. This year however she thought she needed to challenge me I guess and asked me for a butterfly cake.

Obviously I said ok but inside I was so scared and worried that I wasn't going to be able to make it for her so what do you do?? Search the internet of course!

I found several ideas on Pinterest and from Betty Crocker and so I took on the challenge!

I used 1 box of cake mix and used an 8 or 9" round cake pan ( I can't remember which one I used).

Because I used 2 pans I was able to stack this 2 layers high and it still worked awesome. 

You cook normal per the cake box instructions.

I used the Betty Crocker template here which made the shape so easy! 

I arranged the cake how I wanted it and placed a crumb coat on it for overnight and placed in our fridge. 

The next morning I iced it and decorated it. 

The decorating went great and I have a tip for ya!

I had read while researching the butterfly ideas that you could paint food coloring on to icing for a neat effect and coloring look. It turned out wonderful! 

Decorating was fun and really easy no right or wrong.

I was so happy to give this cake to Mattie and her love it.

Mission Accomplished!