How-To Make a 2-Tier Garden Butterfly Cake

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Blossoming Butterflies Create Elegant Cake Design for A Variety of Occasions

Make a beautiful Mother’s Day or baby shower cake with butterflies flying up 2-tiers of white fondant. It’s a simple yet elegant design, perfect for the cake decorator who is a fondant beginner and looking to try out new techniques.

How-To Make a 2-Tier Garden Butterfly Cake

What You’ll Need

  • 1 - 6” Double Layer Cake
  • 1 - 4” Double Layer Cake
  • 2 Cups White Icing
  • Butterfly Layon Cake Topper
  • Butterfly DecoPics® Cupcake Pics
  • White Fondant
  • Neon Purple Gel Color
  • Knife & Scriber Tool
  • Fondant Ribbon Cutter
  • Fondant Mat
  • Fondant Rolling Pin
  • 1 7/8” Cake Icer Decorating Tip #789
  • Pastry Bags
  • Cake Decorator’s Plastic Icing Scraper
  • 8” Cake Board
  • Step 1

    Cover cakes in fondant for the first step in a butterfly cake

    Apply a crumb coat to a 6” double layer round cake and a 4” double layer round cake. Cover both cakes with white fondant. Place the 4” cake on top of the 6” cake.

    Tip: See How-To Cover a Cake in Fondant for step by step instructions.

  • Step 2

    Make fondant swirls and spirals on the Mother’s Day Butterfly Cake

    Using fondant veining tool, create swirls and spirals as shown in the image.

    Tip: Draw a light impression first, and then deepen the line by going over it multiple times.

  • Step 3

    Roll out purple fondant to use on a butterfly cake for Mother’s Day

    Mix four ounces of fondant with Neon Purple Gel color. Roll out to 1/8” inch using a non-stick rolling pin with cutting guides to ensure proper thickness

  • Step 4

    Cut a strip of purple fondant to use around the base of a butterfly cake

    Cut a ¼” wide strip using a Fondant Ribbon Cutter.

  • Step 5

    Apply purple fondants strips around the base of a Mother’s Day butterfly cake

    Adhere purple fondant strips around the base of each cake tier using icing.

  • Step 6

    Add a Butterfly layon cake topper to the side of a Mother’s Day fondant cake

    Place large Butterfly Layon Cake Topper on the center front of the 6” tier. Bend wings to create dimension in the butterfly. Adhere with icing.

  • Step 7

    Add butterfly decopics to the sides and top of a Mother’s Day butterfly cake

    Attach Butterfly DecoPics® up the sides and on top of the cake. Use pins on the butterflies to stick into the cake and bend the wings for dimension.

Supplies

    Dragonfly & Butterfly Layon Cake Topper (sku: 36413)
    • Dragonfly & Butterfly Layon Cake Topper
      $1.99
    Dragonfly & Butterfly DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 6 Ct (sku: 35946)
    • Dragonfly & Butterfly DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 6 Ct
      $1.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Neon Purple (sku: 9645)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Neon Purple
      $10.49
    Culpitt Fondant Ribbon Cutter (sku: 7390)
    • Culpitt Fondant Ribbon Cutter
      $21.49
    9" Non-Stick Rolling Pin with Cutting Guides (sku: 18725)
    • 9" Non-Stick Rolling Pin with Cutting Guides
      $11.99
    Maple Rolling Pins, 18" (sku: 7149)
    • Maple Rolling Pins, 18"
      $69.99
    The Pro Mat Large 30" Fondant Rolling Mat (sku: 17453)
    • The Pro Mat Large 30" Fondant Rolling Mat
      $39.99
    Foil Cake Board, 8" Round, White (sku: 6708)
    • Foil Cake Board, 8" Round, White
      $16.99
    Stainless Steel 1 7/8"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #789 (sku: 11023)
    • Stainless Steel 1 7/8"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #789
      $5.99
    Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" (sku: 13591)
    • Disposable Pastry Bags, 18"
      $22.99
    Cake Decorator's Plastic Icing Scraper (sku: 14812)
    • Cake Decorator's Plastic Icing Scraper
      $5.99