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Cake Decorating: Butterfly Cake

Butterfly Cake

This butterfly cake with candy-coated wings is a sure way to attract friends at any party. Let the kids wash it down with nectar (fruit juice). Tip: Hit the candy store with the birthday boy or girl to find candies in his or her favorite colors. Buy candy by the quarter-pound so you don't get more than you need.


  • 1 baked 8-or-9-inch round cake
  • 2 cups chocolate frosting
  • 1 cup yellow frosting
  • 1 Twinkie
  • Jelly fruit slices
  • Assorted candies
  • Red string licorice


Cut the cake in half, then arrange and frost as shown.

Frost the Twinkie and place it between the wings for the butterfly's body. Decorate the wings with candies, adding licorice antennae.