Quick & Easy

Butterflies

Perfect for a kid's birthday party, these butterfly cupcakes are fun to both make and eat.
butterflies
10 Item
20M

Ingredients

Butter cream

Method

1.Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F. Using half 470g (15-ounce) packaged butter cake mix, make cake according to directions on packet. Line 10 holes of standard patty pan with paper cases. Divide mixture between cases; bake about 20 minutes. Transfer cakes to wire rack to cool.
2.To make butter cream, beat the butter (and any flavouring, if using) in a small narrow bowl with an electric mixer until the butter is as white as possible (this will result in a whiter butter cream which will give you better results if colouring it). Gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar then the milk, then the remaining icing sugar. Beat until the butter cream is smooth and spreadable. Keep scraping down the side of the bowl during beating.
3.Spread tops of cakes using half quantity butter cream. For each butterfly: position 3 white and 1 pink marshmallows for body and head. Position pretzels for wings. Cut thin strips from pink musk stick for antennae; position on cakes just before party.

Make butterflies on the day of the party.

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