Monday, May 24, 2010

Butterfly Cakes - 2 Ways

I guess we've got trucks out of our system for a while...the theme this week was butterflies! We had 2 very different butterfly cakes, but I loved the colors on both!

The first one was for a baby shower. The shower was going to be decorated with bright colors, frogs, butterflies, ladybugs, and dragonflies.


I covered the square cakes in sky blue fondant, and put a green vine-like border around the base of each tier.


The butterflies and flowers had all been made earlier in the week (out of gum paste) so they could dry. So when it came time to decorate the cake, it was a simple as "gluing" the bugs on with a little buttercream.


I had a little fun with the ladybug and butterfly trails. They remind me of little bug families - appropriate for a baby shower.


The second cake was for a bridal shower. They gave us a napkin that they were going to use at the shower so we based the cake on that.


The cake was iced in ivory buttercream, and then I piped the ferns on using tip 4.


Again, the butterflies, flowers, and dragonflies were all made earlier in the week so I could just stick them on!


Two very different cakes but both covered with cute bugs and flowers! I can't decide which one I like?

The first is fun, colorful, and very sun shine-y! The second is mature, feminine, and calming. I just don't know...

Do you have a favorite?

4 comments:

Sue said...

I think I like the blue one best. Both are very pretty, but I like the fun elements of the bue cake.

Tonya said...

The 2nd cake is my favorite!! I love the colors. AWESOME job. I would love to know how you made the butterflies and dragonflies. They are great

Anonymous said...

how did you do the grass on the first cake? :) I love them both, you're very talented.

Melanie said...

The grass on the first cake was made using the grass tip (#233). Here's a link to a Wilton Tutorial on using the tip: http://www.wilton.com/technique/Grass

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