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.