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Butterfly Summer Cupcakes

 

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Whimsical butterflies take flight with the help of pretzel wings. Blue buttercream bodies, licorice antennae, and candy-coated-chocolate heads give these cupcakes the final flourish.

Happy times with kids call for cheerful cupcakes. Easier to serve than cake, cupcakes require no slicing, no plates, and no forks — and every child gets her fair share of icing.

The designs on this page start as Chocolate Cupcakes or Vanilla Cupcakes iced with Swiss Meringue Buttercream — perfect for spreading in thin layers or sculpting into thick mounds (and licking from the bowl).

The cupcakes can be baked a week ahead and frozen, but decorate them no more than a day before serving. Set up an assembly line, and put kids in charge of affixing candy eyes, gumdrop cheeks, and other trimmings. Pack the cupcakes in a shallow plastic container, and stuff crumpled waxed paper in between. Then dole them out and watch kids marvel for a second before opening wide!

Butterfly Cupcake How-To
Come April, pretzel-winged butterflies take flight; their bodies — piped dots of blue buttercream — end in candy-coated- chocolate heads and licorice antennae.

 

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LaLa Castro Founder of eLaLa & Sparkles Forever, passionately runs her fashion jewelry business along with other passionate websites that unites social communities. SparklesForever.com is an online jewelry boutique providing fashionistas around the world with fashion jewelry for less. When she is not hand-picking jewels for her online store, she’s an avid Champagne and cupcake enthusiast who runs both TheCupcakeRecipes.com and BubblyAndSweet.com, along with other fast community growing websites. LaLa gives back to her community by supporting various causes such as, Women For Women International and as a social media addict she enjoys advising small businesses on the joys of communicating online. Lala Castro’s main goal in life is to inspire anyone who has a passion. By supporting your passion and sharing with others around the world, you create a life full of energy and love. We hope you can be a part of this passionate world that we love to call Lala-Land.
  • chelsea tocco

    i like this idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • butterflygirl99

    this si so cool!!!!! i am almost 11 and i cant wait to do this for my summer birthday party!!!

  • butterflygirl99

    this is so cool!!!!! i am almost 11 and this will be great for my birthday party!!!!