My son decided he wanted to have an Art in Nature birthday party so we came up with a butterfly cake. To stick with the nature theme, I frosted the cake to look like a real monarch butterfly.
I made a giant chocolate sheet cake. Then cut the cake in the shape of a monarch butterfly using this image as a guide.
I frosted the cake with a basic buttercream tinted orange and black. Then I formed the eyes and the tips of the antennae from gum paste attaching the antennae tips to toothpicks to give the antennae some structure.
I found these gold and while pearled sixlet candies in the baking aisle at Walmart and used them to decorate both the butterfly cake and chocolate cupcakes. I was really happy with this cake. It was both beautiful and delicious.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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