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Butterfly Birthday Cupcakes

Posted by osakaben41 on February 21, 2010

My daughter is now 4, how did this happen?  We had a small party this morning, and I got to bake something for a crowd of kids.  She didn’t want a big cake, it had to involve the color pink, and she likes butterflies.  

Knowing she wasn’t up for anything funky like an olive oil buttercream, we went with a simple raspberry swirl with straight pink buttercream.  To make it a bit less ordinary, I piped some butterfly wings in milk chocolate onto parchment paper the other night, let them set, then topped each cupcake with a pair.  For this I get a two second, “wow cool” before it all gets smeared on faces hands and the floor, but that two seconds was certainly worth it.

Worth a smile

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3 Responses to “Butterfly Birthday Cupcakes”

  1. Linda said

    Lucky girl!

  2. gatheraroundthetable said

    Beautiful! My son just turned four as well and, in addition to asking “how did that happen?!” I was also topping cupcakes…but with monster trucks. Ahhh, boys. 🙂

    Lovely cupcakes – a fantastic photo.
    Jayle (Daring Kitchen)

    • osakaben41 said

      Thanks Jayle. My youngest is turning 2 soon, so any tips on how to top cupcakes with Monster Trucks would be greatly appreciated.

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