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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Butterflies and Cross Christening Cupcakes

We made some cupcakes for a very cool mom this weekend. The christening was for her daughter and her son told us he wanted butterflies on the cupcakes! How cute is that request? So of course we're making cute butterflies fluttering around the crosses!

To make tiny fondant butterflies, we:
  1. Used food colour gel to tint the fondant to the desire shade.
  2. Rolled the fondant smoothly to a thickness of about 3-4mm.
  3. We don't have a butterfly cutter, so we used a tiny cookie cutter we had in the shape of a club:

  4. Of course we had to cut off the extra section of the club shape. We did this twice for one butterfly.
  5. Now, you know that extra section of that we sliced off? We used this for the body of the butterfly. Knead the fondant for the body and attach the two wings by pinching the underside.
  6. Let your butterflies dry on one side of the wings.
Pink butterflies on pink vanilla buttercream.

Vanilla and Chocolate

Pink butterflies and crosses on vanilla buttercream and chocolate cupcakes.


  1. Very sweet that that boy asked for butterflies, the cupcakes look wonderful! I love the contrast of the vanilla frosting against the chocolate cupcake.

  2. These cupcakes are precious! I always look forward to seeing what edible art you create :)

  3. Absolutely Lovely!

    What a wonderful idea!

    Keep up with the fantastic ideas!

  4. These are so beautiful! I love the butterflies and how you came up with them. You are very inspiring and I really enjoy reading your blog!

  5. apparentlyjessy - Thanks! The boy is adorable!! As is his sister! =)

    Jen - Thanks Jen!

    Anonymous - Thank you!

    Calm In The Kitchen - Thank you! The butterflies took some brainstorming. Good ideas come when specific cutters are unavailable! =)

    CookingCourtney - Thank you!

  6. omg, i absolutely LOVE these cupcakes!!! how did u do the cross? did u use a cookie cutter on fondant? or do them by hand?

  7. Anonymous - Thank you! Howard hand cut all the crosses!! Although you could probably find a cookie cutter to use, we just didn't find any in the size we wanted, but we've seen them in shops AFTER we made these.

  8. These cupcakes are exactly what I had in mind for my daughters baptism. I'm trying to hunt down the cross cookie cutters.

  9. Garza fam, I'm glad you found our photos helpful! =) Good luck on the search!