For Kaylin's butterfly birthday party today, I decided to attempt a butterfly cake. It turned out great and wasn't as difficult to make as I thought!
To make the tops of the cakes flat, I took a serrated knife and sliced off the rounded tops.
The final frosting color didn't turn out the way I wanted. I ended up with leftover red frosting from the ladybug cupcakes and tried adding blue to make purple, but it turned out this weird, plum color. Oh well, no one seemed to mind and it all tastes the same, right?
And how cute are the ladybug cupcakes? They were so easy. Chocolate cupcakes, red frosting (using lots and lots of food coloring), brown M&Ms for the spots and mini Oreo cookies for the head.