An Easy Butterfly Cupcake With Step-By-Step Instructions

An Easy Butterfly Cupcake With Step-By-Step Instructions

How to decorate a butterfly cupcake in easy steps. And they can be made in advance. Perfect for your spring, summer, fairy, or insect party. 

butterfly cupcakes

Butterfly Cupcakes

Now that the snow is all melted, I can’t wait to see signs of spring everywhere. I want to see flowers budding and butterflies. I guess until then, I’ll have to settle for these really easy-to-make butterfly cupcakes.

These are really fun for the kids to help with, or for you to get your creative juices flowing without the kids.

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What Makes this Butterfly Cupcake work?

  • easy to assemble
  • kids can help make them
  • you can use your favorite cupcake recipe or a boxed cake mix
  • perfect for birthday parties
  • can be made ahead

What are some great ideas for spring party treats?

Also great ideas for a Fairy Party

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Make-Ahead and Storage:

These cupcakes can easily be made a few days in advance. If left uncovered on the counter, they can set out for 1 day.

Covered, at room temperature will increase their shelf life to up to three days.

the easiest butterfly cupcakes

Tips and Tricks for making cupcakes

fill your cupcake liners placed in a muffin pan about 2/3 of the way full. Spoon cupcake batter in until you have reached the level that looks about 2/3 of the way up the cupcake liner. If you overfill the liner they will not bake properly and will overflow

Are you ready to make these cute insect cupcakes? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need: 

makes 1 dozen

  • 12 baked and frosted cupcakes – I used pre-made pink vanilla frosting
  • White Fudge covered pretzels – I bought these pre-made, as well
  • Colorful candies – I used pastel Sixlets. Round chocolate candies for the body
  • 24 Coconut flakes for the antenna – 2 for each cupcake

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How do you make butterfly cupcakes?

Grab the full instructions in the printable recipe card, below:

  • Whisk your cupcake ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  • Using a muffin tin lined with paper liners, pour the mixture about 2/3 of the way full into each liner
  • Bake cupcakes in the oven using the time stated according to your cupcake recipe
  • Once cooled on a wire rack, completely frost cupcakes – you do not need to do anything fancy. Simply spread the frosting onto the cupcakes
  • Add sixlets for the butterfly body, fudge pretzels at an angle for butterfly wings, and sweetened coconut flakes for the antenna

Here’s a quick video on how I decorated this easy butterfly cupcake idea…

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An Easy Butterfly Cupcake With Step-By-Step Instructions

Easy to make butterfly cupcakes

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minute
  • Yield: 1 dozen 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 baked and frosted cupcakes – I used pre-made pink vanilla frosting
  • White Fudge covered pretzels – I bought these pre-made, as well
  • Colorful candies – I used pastel Sixlets. Round chocolate candies for the body
  • 24 Coconut flakes for the antenna – 2 for each cupcake

Instructions

 

  • Bake cupcakes according to your cupcake recipe in the oven
  • Once cooled completely frost cupcakes – you do not need to do anything fancy. Simply spread the frosting onto the cupcakes
  • Right down the middle of the cupcake – Add sixlets for the butterfly body – I added 4 0r 5
  • Place the fudge pretzels for wings at an angle on either side of the body
  • Place sweetened coconut flakes for the antenna – just under the first Sixlet (I experimented with placement and this was the best look)

Notes

*You can probably get 24 cupcakes out of one cake box. Adjust the number of decorations you’ll need for that amount

*Store cupcakes on the counter uncovered for up to one day or covered for up to 3

~Melissa -KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

 

 

 

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