so, since I've been feeling pretty lousy in general lately, and our family doesn't live in town, I didn't really plan a party or anything. I still wanted Kay-kay to have a cake, though. But I didn't really want to do anything complicated, so I finally decided on a butterfly cake, which I made out of a round cake and three cupcakes.
First I cut the round cake in half and cut triangles out of the straight edges and also cut off the round edges, as shown in the picture below.
Next I put three cupcakes in a vertical row in the middle of the cake board. Then I lined up what were the the rounded edges next to the cupcake body. So there you have the basic shape of the butterfly. Now all that's left is the icing.
I chose the colors pink and purple. I iced the wings pink, then used an icing bag and tip to put on the purple and smoothed it out. I added cocoa to the icing to make brown for the eyes and lines of the body. I got some of the squiggly candles for the antennae, which was perfect, since Kay-kay was turning two and the butterfly needed two antennae. So that is how I made my butterfly cake. Not super fancy, but my two-year-old liked it, and that's what's important, right?