Butterfly Cake Without Pan?

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trishalynn0708 Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 8:37pm
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I was asked to make a butterfly cake for a friend's daughter for her birthday. I do not have a butterfly cake pan and really don't want to purchase one to make just this one cake. I do have a sheet cake pan, would I be able to do something with this?? Does anyone have any picture's or tutorials on how to do this without a butterfly cake pan???

Or maybe a template??

Thank you for any help! =)

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sing Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 9:27pm
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You can google butterflys and look at the images, when you find one you like you can trace it onto paper then make a template out of that!


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tanacox Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 9:41pm
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Hmmm...how about a loaf pan for the middle and 4 small round (two for each wing). You could make the middle (loaf pan) thinner if needed and use unused portion for a round head. Also, I would trim off the round cakes where they meet the body, and where the upper and lower wings meet. Hope this is not too confusing....
Another idea would be to make your sheet cake as usual...frost, and then free hand a butterfly and decorate, so you have a picture of a butterfly on your usual sheet cake. Good Luck...sounds fun!!

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cherrycakes Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 10:01pm
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This is one of the cutest butterfly cakes I've seen and it's made with a round cake pan.

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Ileana23 Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 10:19pm
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En youtube Betty crocket.How to make a butterfly.

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KoryAK Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 10:50pm
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I did one with a square cake, cut corner to corner, then place the 2 remaining right angles together. You'll need to trim and reshape a bit, but it's a good start without too much loss of cake.

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KateLS Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 12:22am
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I also have some butterfly cakes I made using round pans. The picture is in my gallery. Note that I made these before I actually started doing cake decorating as a hobby. =)

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