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Great Way to impress all your friends!!!!
i got the idea from my new cupcake book hello, cupcake!!!!!

Makes 24 cupcakes

Posted by JK<3 from Providence, Rhode Island, United States • Published See JK<3's 7 projects »
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  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 1
    Step 1

    make cake mix according to box directions.

    or make from scratch i was not that ambitious at 2 am :/

    Preheat oven to the time indicated on box.

    line cupcake tin with liners (i used pastel colors cus they matched my wings.)

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 2
    Step 2

    fill liners 2/3rds the way full so they dont over flow the liners.

    bake and let cool.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 3
    Step 3

    while cakes are cooling.

    Place melts into ziplock bags

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 4
    Step 4

    place in coffee mug.

    DO NOT CLOSE TOP OF BAGGIE!!!!!!.

    it will explode all over your microwave and not to mention it is highly dangerous!!!!!

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 5
    Step 5

    put in microwave for 30 sec incramemts until fully melted.

    do the same for dark chocolate.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 6
    Step 6

    draw wing template with black marker on paper.

    cut wax paper or parchment paper to fit templates.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 7
    Step 7

    reenforce corner of both ziplocks with scotch tape.

    then cut small hole off of the corner you just reenforced

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Follow out line with dark chocolate.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fill in with white chocolate.

    spread out and swirl with skewer.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 10
    Step 10

    sprinkle with sprinkles!

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 11
    Step 11

    place on tray and put in fridge.

    when i made them it was 94 degrees out and despite my fan it wouldnt set with out putting them in the fridge!

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 12
    Step 12

    die 3/4 of a can or vanilla frosting blue. (or what ever color you want i just chose blue for the sky)

    frost all the cupcakes.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 13
    Step 13

    cut a melt a way in half and place on either side of the cake. to hold up wing.

    you could use m & m's too.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 14
    Step 14

    peel wax paper off of wings.

    place on wings.

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 15
    Step 15

    Die remaining frosting black.

    place in ziplock bag.

    cut corner.

    pipe in a circular motion down the center for body and then at the top for anntenna.

    (i originally made chocolate antenna but it was so hot my hands kept melting them when i tried to put them on! sad. but they are still cute!!!!!)

  • How to decorate an animal cake. Butterfly Cupcakes - Step 16
    Step 16

    EAT!!!!!!!!!

    or arrange with the flower cupcakes that i am going to post tomorrow!

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Trickypixie1208 P.
Trickypixie1208 P. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 12 projects
this was in the book Hello, Cupcake..i did some for my cousins 24th b-day they were great!.. I use a-lot of white chocolate. It was much easier to melt and work with
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
i have that book i love it and i thought these looked familiar
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Hayley S.
Hayley S. · Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA · 8 projects
I am going to try and make these for my mom's birthdayy!
Happy great idea!
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katrina m.
katrina m.
cool!
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Abi
Abi · San Antonio, Texas, US · 27 projects
Not only is your idea awesome but it was a good presentation. I really love the step by step pictures. And your cupcakes are beautiful.
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Shasta
Shasta · Minneapolis, Minnesota, US · 37 projects
I'm going to (attempt) to make these for a my boyfriend's sister's wedding shower at the end of the month!
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jojobeandesigns
jojobeandesigns · Wayne, New Jersey, US · 53 projects
I just got that book, too! I can't wait to try some of the ideas! Your version is very cute and colorful.
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Elsie V.
Elsie V.
Those butterflies are so beautiful..
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Cassandra
Cassandra · 48 projects
Cute!
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Chloe S.
Chloe S. · Adelaide, South Australia, AU
(: ))
Made these for my birthday party, Were awesome- very cute!
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