One of my favorite things about a birthday party is the cake. Not particularly the eating of it. It’s more about the excitement of a festive and beautifully decorated cake with candles burning and everyone gathered around. It’s special and fun and exciting and I just love it! I remember my mother creating the most fantastic cakes. There was one that is etched into my memory… a wonderful, big elephant (my favorite animal) with a long trunk and a gloriously colorful blanket/saddle over its back. I loved it then and I love the memory of it now. It was so fun to watch Mom come up with the design and build the cake. You knew, as you watched her work, that it was all for you. All that effort and excitement was because you were special and it was your day that everyone was celebrating. It was thrilling as a child! I want to recreate that for my little ones now. It’s my turn to shape and build and create a cake that my child will love. It is so fun!! My sweet baby daughter is turning a year old this week so I made our “little bug” a butterfly cake! She is a beautiful, tender-hearted, little darling with a personality that melts your heart. What a treasure she is to our family! Happy Birthday Nyah!! Butterfly Birthday Cake
Using one of the thin triangles discarded from the first cake, cut out the body of the butterfly. Now put your butterfly together! You can use the top picture as a guide. Here comes the fun part… you get to frost and decorate your masterpiece however you like! Have fun with it!