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Fluttercups | Holiday & Seasonal Cupcakes

Fluttercups

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Tips:

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.

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