A friend wants to surprise her mom with a cake for her birthday. There will only be about 5 or 6 people at the party. Her mom's favorite color is blue, and she loves butterflies. I was thinking of doing a 6" round, with blue buttercream, and putting some chocolate butterflies flat against the side all around the cake. I am calling on all of your wealth of ideas to see if you smart cakers can come up with anything else!
I think that sounds good. another thing you could do is add some butterflies to the top with wire so it looks like they're flying around. I haven't done the wire thing before but I seen it on other cakes and it looks really cool.hth. I do have a couple of butterfly cakes in my photo but they're nothing great.
I've had a last minute order for butterflies so have gone to our local craft store and bought the wired ones in the floral section. I left the wires on and 'flew' them around the cake. Worked well and all were happy.
If you're making chocolate butterflies, I think you should add a few flowers too to add color.
If you went with a small sheetcake, 9x12, you could draw butterflies drawn on it using pretty colors.
Here is a cake I did with butterflies on it.
Thank you guys for all the ideas!
I was planning on using dark chocolate to outline the butterflies, and then fill in their wings with colored white chocolate. I did something similar with my last cake over the weekend, I just needed ideas for something on a much smaller scale.