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How to Make Butterfly Cupcake Designs

Learn how to make butterfly cupcake designs from the experts at Butter Lane Bakery in this Howcast food video.


I'm going to show you how to make butterfly cupcakes. This is actually a lot simpler than you might think. I'm going to start with three bags - one with just a star tip, one with a petal tip, and one with a round. I'm going to start with our pastry bag with the star tip. It's just white buttercream in there. This is just going to act as a base for our butterfly to sit on. What I'm going to do is I'm going to start from the center, hover over the cupcake, and squeeze, and just go in a circle.

Then I'm going to move on to our petal tip with a nice orange color in there. These are going to be the wings of our butterfly. I'm going to start in the center, and with the narrow side facing up and the fatter side facing down, I'm going to make one wing tip. It's almost like making a petal for a flower. Then, underneath it, I'm going to make a slightly bigger one. That's going to be the bottom of the wing. Then come back to the center. Then I'm going to do the same exact thing on the other side so that it mirrors the first side I did. Now you have something almost resembling a flower.

Now I'm going to take our pastry bag with the round tip. There's black buttercream in here. This is going to be the body of our butterfly. I'm just going to start in the middle, and I'm just going to bring it down to the center. Make a nice thick body. I'm also going to use this to make the antennas, which is two lines coming out of the head.

Then, I'm going to add a few accents to the wings just to make it a little nicer. Add a few little dots to the tip of the wing. I made four up there, make five down there. I'm going to mirror it on the other side exactly. You can play around with your colors. Make them nice and pretty and bright. That's how you make butterfly cupcakes.

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