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Fluttercups | Holiday & Seasonal Cupcakes


These very pretty butterflies are surprisingly easy to make. Form the wings by piping melted chocolate onto waxed paper and sprinkling sugar on top - when hardened, they peel right off!


  • 6-inch squares of waxed paper
  • 5 frosted cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ziplock bag
  • colored decorating sugar
  • jelly beans


  1. Cut 6-inch squares of waxed paper, one per butterfl y, and set them aside. For every five frosted cupcakes, microwave 1/2 cup white chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil in 10-second increments, stirring between heatings, until the chocolate has melted. Place the mixture in a ziplock bag and snip a small corner from the bag.
  2. Pipe a pair of wings onto one of the waxed paper squares ( download our template). Quickly cover the wings with colored decorating sugar. Repeat the steps until you have wings for every cupcake.* Let the wings harden.
  3. Gently peel each pair of wings from the paper and position them on a frosted cupcake (the wings will settle slightly). Form each butterfly's body with three jelly beans.


If the chocolate hardens while you're piping, squeeze it into the center of the bag, then microwave the chocolate in the bag for 10 seconds.