Butterfly Cake

filed under: Miscellaneous on April 2, 2010

My neighbor has a little girl whose birthday was today… and being the sweet neighbor that she is she asked if I would make the cake. I love when people ask me things like that! Baking for friends and family is one of my greatest joys.

Anyway, she just said, “Its Nevaeh’s (Heaven backwards) birthday, she likes butterfly’s and chocolate and girly stuff. Go to it!”

So being the daring baker I am I made a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. (has anyone invented a sarcasm font yet?)


And used the colors of the rainbow. Except indigo. Does anyone use indigo anymore?

I just made some of my royal icing and piped on butterfly’s.

Not including baking, it took about an hour.




This is one of those cakes that anyone can do… so I hope you try it! Be sure to take lots of pictures…and make it yours!


On a totally unrelated topic, would you like to see my kitchen? I just posted some pictures that should have NEVER been made public. Yes, they are that bad!

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  • MommyTopics.com says:

    I don’t know HOW you made all those butterflies look so identical to each other. Fantastic!

  • Lisa says:

    What a cute cake! I bet she loved it. Here’s a question for ya… how do you store your cakes when you make them the night before? I just made your faith cake for Easter tomorrow and I don’t have a glass dome be enough to cover it. So, I had to stab it full of toothpicks so that I could keep the saran wrap off the icing.

  • Memoria says:

    The butterFLIES look perfect! Wow. I love the girl’s name!! What a fantastic idea.

  • denise says:

    so, so pretty…my daughter (and son for that matter) loves butterflies…so wish you were my neighbor so i could recruit your baking skills on our birthdays…you have such a steady hand to do so many fine details so perfectly alike…pretty rainbow colors…

  • Michelle says:

    My daughter’s BD is coming up and she loved this cake. It is beautiful! Looks like a lot of work to put all of those butterflies on…wow!

  • Grapefruit says:

    I am SO stealing this idea! My daughter would love it!

  • Almota Roses says:

    Amanda, You continually inspire me….really. Every time I stop by I cannot get over your creativity. Hope you had a blessed Easter.

  • holly says:

    What a totally girly pretty cake!!

  • Villagedonut says:

    Oh, how darling!

  • Maranda says:

    This is beautiful!! The colors are splendid. I’m sure she absolutely loved this cake!

  • Ciaochowlinda says:

    What a nice neighbor and a very lucky little girl. Your cake is a work of art.

  • Maurie says:

    I would DIE for that cake OMG rainbow overload<3<3<3

  • Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} says:

    So pretty!

  • Year Old Birthday Party Ideas says:

    Wow amazing! Super gorgeous cake!

  • Camarad says:

    Rather actually! And did you use a small cookie cutter to put the butterfly shapes on the side of the cake as an outline? That butterfly looks just like the one we used today when making sugar cookies!

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