With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Not Perfect but BEAUTIFUL!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Not Perfect but BEAUTIFUL!

That's what these little girls thought of their finished butterfly cake!
A work of editable art! For the butterflies body, the recipe called for a candy stick which we did not have.  A straw was our quick substitute.
Summertime fun making their own colorful butterfly cake with bright sugars and candy pieces.
Serious work going on here as well as the irresistible urge to lick ones finger

Recipe from Betty Crocker booklet
Super Moist Cake Mix Recipes 
April 2004
Butterfly Cake
  • Ingredients
  • 1  box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • Platter, tray or foil-covered cardboard (about 10x10 inches)
  • Frosting and Decorations
  • 1  container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • 1  candy stick (8 to 10 inches long)
  • Food color (in desired colors)
  • Betty Crocker® decorating gel (from 0.68-oz tube) in any color
  • Decorating sugar crystals (any color)
  • 8  jelly beans
  • Small round candy decorations


  1. Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans. Wrap and freeze 1 layer for a later use.
  2. Cut cake in half crosswise; cut each half into 1/3 and 2/3 pieces (as shown in diagram). Place cake pieces on platter to form butterfly. Gently separate cake pieces to form wings.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup frosting. Frost cake pieces with remaining frosting. Place candy stick between cake pieces for butterfly body.
  4. Stir food color into reserved frosting until well blended. Spread over cake in desired pattern on wings. Outline wing patterns with gel. Sprinkle with sugar crystals. Place jelly beans on corners of wings. Decorate butterfly with candy decorations.


Jennifurla said...

It is just gorgeous, bravo girls!

Julie Harward said...

But it is perfectly beautiful as they are! What fun, they will always remember this grandma! :D

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, what adorable girls and the butterfly cake is awesome! Way to go girls!

Ann said...

They did a great job and they look so proud of their accomplishment. A round of applause for the talented and lovely bakers.

marie said...

That butterfly cake looks (almost) too pretty to eat!! It sure looks lke that had a wonderful time making it!
Cousins having fun ~ how sweet is that!!

Deb said...

How precious!! What a good time they were having...and so proud of their "finished product"!!

Linda C said...

Very cute!- the cake AND the girls! It looks like a lot of fun was had here.:)

Nothing better that girls getting together in the kitchen!:)

Thanks for sharing the great pics and the how-to's!


Mildred said...

These are the sweetest photos ever! You know what brought back a zillion memories for me was seeing your grands standing in the chairs! My nieces did the same when they were little to "bake."

polwig said...

This is so wonderful. I can't wait to make a butterfly cake with my toddlers, may wait a little bit longer. What a precious time together.

Mildred said...

Just stopping back by to tell you about White Wednesday @ http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/
Your home has so many pretty whites, I thought you might want to join the fun.

Julie said...

I see future cake bakers! What a cute cake! I love the butterfly. I bet they had so much fun and I have trouble not licking my fingers, too.

Susan said...

Whaddaya mean not perfect? I think that is the most perfect butterfly cake I've ever seen.Looks like it was totally enjoyed, too, every sweet morsel. Can't get better than that, LDH! Susan

Paula said...

Dropped by to say I've been missing you at TWD. Looks like you've had a few more interesting things to do lately. Gorgeous pictures! What great memories. Cute cake too.

Sandra said...

The cake is perfectly beautiful!

Sandra M. said...

I decorate cakes as a side job, and let me tell you they did a great job on the butterfly cake! They are just precious!

Anonymous said...

Very nice and neat, too!

rihina said...

I love the cake It is my next classes proyect. great!

The Lucky Wife @ The Saturday Evening Pot said...

Beautiful and WHAT FUN!! :) Thank you for sharing this even though you linked the other. Going to check it out now also.


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