Ok, here we go. Tomorrow is Julie's birthday and I think she thinks we forgot. But really, we just needed the weekend to make it as special as her.
I am bringing beautiful Butterfly Cupcakes and Easy Fetta Dip. I will share the Fetta Dip tomorrow.
I saw both of these ideas in Pinterest! That site makes me smile for sure.
First the cupcakes. You take Wilton Candy Melts......you pipe the melted chips onto some butterflies that you print out to follow as a guide. The chips are melted and a little hard to control as you pipe. I used a plastic baggie, but next time will use an actual piping bag and tip. It would offer much more control.
Pipe the wings, and some antennae too. MORE than what you need, because some will break.
Use a toothpick to blend the wings , with their colors. I did pink and orange, but you could do more colors. Pipe a wing and blend colors. Then move to the next. Unless you have two people working on wings, which would be wonderful. Otherwise the dark chocolate will dry before you are able to blend the colors.
Bake your cupcakes. After the cupcakes come out of the oven, I added Lindore Truffles, in white chocolate. Making an X in the top of the cupcake with a knife and just sliding it in. Let cool completely.
Then make your butter cream frosting and frost the cupcake. I used a butterscotch chip to help support the wings.
Place the wings on the cupcake, the antennae and then pipe the body with chocolate frosting. Aren't they just a fun way to have a birthday celebration? Tomorrow I will add another picture of the table with them on the display plate. Right now for transportation, I have them in a tupperware.