Sunday, March 03, 2013

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 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.


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Really beautiful-you are so talented!!!!! Love you!!

martha brown said...

These look fabulous, Patti! and really yummy :)

Anonymous said...

Love these! Did you know that butteflies are near and dear to my heart because my favorite grandma loved butterflies. She was known as the butterfly grandma. Thanks for posting and sharing.

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh My Patti! These are beautiful! I think you should have your own cooking show! Wouldn't that be great! Or; how about you go on Chopped - you would win!!!!!!

I love the butterflies; these are so colorful and artistic. Julie will flip out!!!! xxoo

Lin said...

OMG -- to die for ... can you send one thru the mail????? LOL

Lise Steenerson said...

Beautiful Patti!!!