I am making 2 butterfly cakes in July, 1 for a 1st birthday and the other for a 38th birthday. Since the photos will likely be side by side in my portfolio, I would like them to be somewhat different.
For both cakes, I was planning to use a 10" round cut in half. The 1st b-day colors will be purple and yellow. Likely a yellow cake with bc filling.
The adult cake should have a more mature look, but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. I have no info on the birthday woman, except that she likes butterflies and does not like chocolate. I thought more saturated/vibrant colors for the older cake and pastels for the baby cake, but I'm afraid the vibrant cake will look too pre-teen and not adult enough. I've also thought about doing fondant tiers instead of a shaped cake, but I've just started learning to work with fondant & gumpaste, so I'm not sure if I'm ready to do it on this cake. It's for a friend of a friend, so I don't feel like she would be as forgiving, iykwim.
I would try to make it as real as possible. Maybe black and orange like a monarch butterfly. Maybe try to mimic the pattern.
Here is a pic for reference... HTH
Or blue and black like this one!
I really think a realistic pattern will give it the more grown-up look!
Yep, that's what I would do! The blue swallowtail. I would cut out a triangular shape from each side and do black around the edges and blue in the middle.
That's a great idea!
Let us know how it turns out!