Monday, December 12, 2011

Butterfly Birthday Cake

I wanted to make my daughter a Butterfly Birthday cake before she is too old for butterflies! She invited about 50 friends from school and her dance studio and the kids all had a ball.

Nanna Joan was here buttering the bread early in the day ready for the sausage sizzle on the BBQ and making up the lolly bags. My son mowed the lawn and blew up the balloons and he was the DJ with all the latest music for the party.  Vicki Fraser came over and helped me get ready and put up all the balloons and decorated the house, helped me bake, vacuum,mop and even cleaned the pool ready for Anita’s pool party disco!Even Vicki’s hubby came over and helped supervise the kids and helped  keep them all fed with plate after plate. It was a real team effort and my hubby home from work just in time to cook the BBQ. There is something about inviting people over that makes me clean the house like a mad woman.

I’m very proud of my cake and it turned out just like the pictures(attached) Anita and I drew when we were designing what we wanted. We started with a Garden with lots of grass (piped with corner cut out of zip lock bag and extra green food colouring added to original green icing) and flowers(Bought at Supermarket) and a bit of Bling (Silver Balls).If you are wondering were on earth I got the cake pan for the Garden layer it’s actually my oven roaster pan that I normally cook a baked Chicken in. The Butterfly top layer is essentially a cake baked in a circle pan and cut up. My oven cooks unevenly so one side of the circle cake was higher than the other and I used this to my advantage so that the top of the butterfly cake was higher and on one of the photos you can see that the butterfly is slightly over the edge, I did this so it looked like it was just about the fly away!

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Here are the designs we drew prior to making the cake so we had a plan, and all the right decorations ready  for the cake once it was baked. I lightly sprayed a fine mist of water over the cake to remoisten the icing.Anita's 11th Birthday Party December 2011 126

Anita's 11th Birthday Party December 2011 125

Anita's 11th Birthday Party December 2011 127

Thanks for coming over to see my Butterfly Birthday Cake

Trish Munro

8 comments:

Mindy said...

Wow, Trish , your cake came out wonderful! I am sure Anita loved it and being able to help with the design.I can't image having a party for 50 kids LOL :)

Creations by Shirl said...

What a pretty butterfly cake Trish...
I'm sure the kids loved it too, especially the birthday girl.....

Jennifer said...

Trish this is absolutely fabulous! I make my own cakes to and you did an amazing job! Love how you used your roaster! Wonderful idea. By the look on her face, I think she loved it to!

Anne-Marie said...

I hope you saved some for your teamies.....haaa!
Gorgeous cake....I'm very jealous of your talent....it's my middle daughter who is the cake baker/decorator in this family....I'm her chief tester!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful cake I am sure it was a good as it looked tfs!

Chris Wooten said...

how pretty..you can tell she loves it....

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CardArTart said...

It tasted pretty yummy too :)

grandmalee said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I really need to copy this one for my granddaughter's next birthday cake.