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Butterfly Birthday Cakes

Updated on March 17, 2015

Amazing And Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Cakes

Cute butterfly birthday cakes ideas for everyone! I have loved butterflies since I was a kid...way before they became popular. I love the vibrant colors they come in, and I love the many ways they can be represented. One of my favorite ways of showcasing my love of butterflies is by putting them on cakes. Nothing is cuter than butterfly birthday cakes. And all occasions are good to make them! Especially if you are hosting a butterfly party! You too can force butterfly birthday cakes on your kids before they can choose the usual Disney princess or Spongebob classics. Check out a few of these butterfly cakes and I promise that you will love them as much as I do.

The Ultimate Butterfly Cake For Your Little Princess

castle and butterfly cake
castle and butterfly cake | Source

In need of inspiration? I hope this amazing cake picture will help you create the best and most original butterfly castle cake. I just love this cake, I really wish I could make one just like this. If you need easier butterfly cake ideas, keep reading!

Butterfly Shaped Birthday Cake

Butterfly Shaped Birthday Cake - Amaze your family by making a beautiful butterfly cake

Butterfly shaped cake
Butterfly shaped cake

Using a butterfly shaped mold or template (see below for selection) is quite easy. Either bake your favorite cake recipe in the mold, or bake a larger square cake and use a template. Then ice with multicolored icing to make your butterfly cake alive!

Shown here a butterfly cake baked in a Nordic Ware Butterfly Cake Pan. 10 cup capacity pan. Non stick finish.

If buying from the UK (in £), click here to buy this mold

Printable Butterfly Cake Templates

If you cannot get a butterfly shaped pan in time for your party, try out these printable butterfly cake templates.

Selection of Butterfly Cake Pans

Instead of baking one big butterfly cake, make smaller ones and arrange them around with other shaped cakes (flowers, ladybugs etc). Obviously it will take a bit longer to decorate everything, but the result will be an amazing and unique art piece cake.

Nordic Ware Backyard Bugs Pan
Nordic Ware Backyard Bugs Pan

a little garden of butterfly and bugs. Only one mold needed to make butterfly mini cakes along with ladybugs, dragonflies and bees. Cake mold made in USA.


Butterfly Birthday Cake Pictures

butterfly birthday cakes
butterfly birthday cakes

Simple Butterfly Cake Ideas

Make a Simple Butterfly Cake with Butterfly Decorations - Tiered Butterfly Cake: impressive but not that difficult

Tiered Butterfly Cake
Tiered Butterfly Cake | Source

You don't have to be an artist to have a beautiful butterfly cake for your child's birthday party. All you need is a simple plain cake to start. Or for something a little more impressive you can make your own tiered cake, ice it and add craft butterflies or a butterfly cake topper set.

Craft Butterflies and Butterfly Decorations for Cakes

Any of these butterflies would look great on a simple birthday cake. And you can give them away to guests after the cake is gone!

Weddingstar Beautiful Butterfly Cake Sets, Something Blue
Weddingstar Beautiful Butterfly Cake Sets, Something Blue

If buying from the UK (in £), check price here:


Edible Butterfly Decorations - Butterfly cake decorations you can eat

Edible Butterflies © - Small Assorted Raibow Collection Set of 50- Cake and Cupcake Toppers, Decoration
Edible Butterflies © - Small Assorted Raibow Collection Set of 50- Cake and Cupcake Toppers, Decoration

These edible butterflies Comes in a large variety of color: multi color packs, single color packs. Packs contain 12 to 50 ready to eat butterflies.


Edible Butterfly Images - Another easy way to make a butterfly cake

Who needs artistic skills when you can use an edible butterfly image? All you need is a blank cake with icing. You put the edible image over the icing and wait (follow the instruction sheet for timing, it may change depending on the brand you use). Once you have wait long enough, the butterfly image will have transfer to your cake!

Butterfly Cupcake Ideas

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Blue butterfly cupcake @RuthBlack istockphoto
Blue butterfly cupcake @RuthBlack istockphoto | Source
Pink butterfly cupcake @RuthBlack istockphoto
Pink butterfly cupcake @RuthBlack istockphoto | Source

Butterfly Cupcake Toppers

I put tiny butterfly candies on cupcakes, but you can also select many decorating kits specially designed for cupcakes. Cupcakes are easy to serve at kids parties and if you top them off with these pretty butterflies they are sure winners.

Wilton 415-8040 Butterfly Cupcake Decorating Kit
Wilton 415-8040 Butterfly Cupcake Decorating Kit

For 24 muffins. An easy way to make butterfly cupcakes. You'll get the wrappers, tiny candies and butterfly toppers (picks).

butterfly birthday cakes
butterfly birthday cakes | Source

Butterfly Cupcake Wrappers

Paper Orchid Butterflies Cupcake Wrapper White, Set of 12
Paper Orchid Butterflies Cupcake Wrapper White, Set of 12

Add an edible butterfly topper and wrap in these cute butterfly cupcake wrappers and you're good!


Butterfly Cookie Cake

Butterfly Cookie Cake

Try a butterfly cookie cake. It's a double cookie filled with vanilla frosting and a butterfly drawn on top. If you don't have a bakery close by to make one for you, just make your on. You can check out the giant cookie pan below to bake it. Then you can make a frozen buttercream transfer to place on top. Here are the instructions to make one. A cookie cake is a unique and fun 'cake' that everyone will love.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas

Butterfly birthday party supplies

If you need some fun butterfly birthday party ideas and supplies, see this page:

Butterfly Parties
Are you thinking of hosting a butterfly party for your little one? Butterflies are beautiful, they come in so many different colors and are almost as magical...

© 2011 Nathalie Roy


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    • OhMe profile image

      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have always liked butterflies, too and love these cake decorating ideas. I never thought of having s butterfly party but love the idea.

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      AussieAnnie LM 

      6 years ago

      great ideas thanks

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      6 years ago

      I love butterflies. Really enjoyed your lens. The pics are wonderful... some great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      Those large butterfly birthday cakes are just so beautiful, it is a wonder that anyone will take a slice out of it!!

    • WordChipper profile image


      6 years ago

      My youngest absolutely loves butterflies. Thanks for the great ideas.

    • wrapitup4me profile image


      6 years ago

      Your article is certainly inspiring, however, it can't give me the talent to have my cakes turn out looking this good. I love getting inspired and maybe if I practise enough I'll even get proficient.

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      6 years ago

      The other day a friend of mine posted a picture of a butterfly cake she made on Facebook. I loved the simple idea - she baked a round cake, and then cut it in half, and simply switched the halves around, so that the round edges touch in the middle, and then she added the butterfly body in between the wings. She finished the butterfly with some purple icing. The cake turned out great!

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      6 years ago

      You'll never go wrong with butterfly decorations! Lovely!

    • renagirl profile image


      6 years ago

      OH My I gained 5 pounds just looking !! lol These are very pretty cakes and cup cakes Now I want one !!

      Your lens is yummy!!

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      Gregory Moore 

      6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Very cool designs. These are like art!

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      6 years ago

      These are lovely! Personally, I like the edible butterflies on the multi-tiered cakes. They just look so pretty and elegant...

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      6 years ago

      These cakes are amazing, my daughter loves butterflies but I never thought of getting her a themed cake. Terrific lens!

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      6 years ago

      I love the edible butterflies, especially the rainbow butterflies.

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      Deb Bryan 

      6 years ago from Chico California

      I love your Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Cakes! This is a perfect place to find every size of cakes with butterfly themes. A butterfly themed cake is a great choice for any age and I love the selection of cupcakes and the mini-cake on a stick as well as the elaborate sophisticated Butterfly Birthday Cakes you have.

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      6 years ago

      This is a really nice lens on butterfuly birthday cakes. I liked all the cakes and they all looked very pretty. I would love to be able to do cakes like this.

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      All of them looks great but I like "Tiered Butterfly Cake" it is a beautiful simplicity.

    • ismeedee profile image


      6 years ago

      Lovely cakes!

    • Jo-Jackson profile image


      6 years ago

      These are beautiful. They would make great birthday party cakes for little girls.

    • ExpertPrecision profile image


      6 years ago

      Gorgeous lens and great cake ideas.

    • Stephanie36 profile image


      6 years ago from Canada

      Wow, some gorgeous cakes here! Great collection you've put together.

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      What a lot of great options you offer. Butterfly cakes are gorgeous!

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These are great-- the intro photo cake is so beautiful, I would never cut it.

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      6 years ago

      Very nice lens and beautiful butterfly cakes! I especially love the one in the intro photo :)

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      7 years ago

      These are super cute!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      7 years ago

      So many beautiful cakes.

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      7 years ago

      Now am all hungry. Great I do not have to bake them.:)

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      7 years ago

      Unbelievable. Great idea for daughter`s BD cake.

    • JuliaAnnPayne profile image


      7 years ago

      cool lens on butterfly

    • Missmerfaery444 profile image


      7 years ago

      Gorgeous! Such a versatile design - can be bright and fun or so delicate - and butterfly cakes are great for kids and adults alike. I love them!

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      7 years ago

      The cakes look too good to be eaten.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I loved looking at these beautiful Butterfly Birthday Cakes.

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      7 years ago

      Nice cakes for birtday!

    • Paul Ward profile image


      7 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Beautifully crafted lens on Butterfly Birthday Cakes - Blessed.

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      7 years ago

      These are just lovely.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love that butterfly cake pan. Such pretty cakes!

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      7 years ago

      Beautiful lens, great job!

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      7 years ago

      Great Butterfly Cakes and Supplies. This would be the place to be if you are looking for a Butterfly Cake.

    • kimark421 profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful cakes. Thanks for the great lens!

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      7 years ago

      Awesome eye-candy! Guess this what a tasteful treat is all about!!

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      7 years ago


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      7 years ago

      How cute are these cakes, they look so pretty.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      I was out on my butterfly quest and found this beautiful butterfly cake article. The best news is that it had everything that I was looking for on it. Photo credits, a great introduction image, and an absolutely fantastic article. Thank you girl you made my day :)


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