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Daisy and Butterfly Cupcakes

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As the first post besides ‘about me’, I thought I should honour the whole brown and pink theme =)  and pick a matching picture.  For her wedding, my friend Sam requested these colours and had somewhat of a butterfly decor going, so I made these gumpaste/fondant toppers for her and Adrian.  The homemade cupcakes were classic vanilla and chocolate flavours with vanilla and chocolate buttercream.

Just a little add on… it’s been a while since I posted this pic and I’ve had a lot of questions regarding how to make the flowers etc.  Really easy actually!  I used this sunflower cutter, and a sunflower center from here.  For the butterfly I used this small butterfly plunger cutter and here’s a video on making the icing swirl. I’ll post a wee tutorial soon, but suffice it to say, they’re easy to make!

*Update: You can find the tutorial here.

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  1. March 4, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Marian…. I LOVE the ‘butterfly and daisy” theme and they are absolutely amazing! The butterflies are stunning!

  2. March 20, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    @ cindy:
    These cupcakes are beautiful!!!

  3. March 21, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Cindy and Rhonda!

  4. Chris
    April 15, 2009 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous cakes.How are the butterflies made?Thanks Chris

  5. April 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous cupcakes!

  6. Bobble
    June 7, 2009 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Wow! Everything on this website is truly amazing, you should be really proud of yourself to have become so skilled to produce pieces so fantastically beautiful. Well done and keep up the truly inspiring work. xxx

  7. July 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    These a so nice, where did you get the butterfly cutter from? Can’t wait for the tutorial.

  8. July 25, 2009 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much everyone!!
    Kathy, I just added a link above to the butterfly cutter.

  9. August 10, 2010 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous cupcakes! We had to include them in our girl cupcake collection!

  10. Sara
    October 1, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Permalink


    I was wondering how you made your icing so perfect? I have experimented with piping the icing on, but it was not a big enough tip. I am most interested in the cupcapes that have what looks to be a thick dollop of icing on top that has smooth edges and a flat top. Sort of like what you see on Sprinkles or Ukrop’s cupcakes. Is it just a matter of putting a ton of buttercream on and then smoothing it until it achieves the desired result?

    • marian
      October 2, 2010 at 3:08 am | Permalink

      Sara, I would have to say yes! I don’t know for sure as I’ve never worked at Sprinkles or Ukrop’s but it looks like you would just use a small palette knife to smooth the icing down. Your icing can’t be too think or it won’t smooth over very well. Try your usual recipe out, and if it doesn’t smooth over well, thin out your icing with a bit of water and try again.

  11. June 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    I loved loved loved these cupcakes! I have the same cutter but I never thought of using them this way. Thanks a lot! Your cupcakes are inspirational:)

  12. Debra
    July 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    So pretty!!! Are the flowers edible?

    • marian
      July 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

      Debra; yes, they are made of gumpaste. So… let’s put it this way, it’s edible but I’ll never get a craving for gumpaste, that’s for sure!

  13. Kathy
    April 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    very cute cupcakes! You have inspired me!

  14. March 2, 2019 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Cupcakes are a great idea for people to take home after a birthday party or wedding! Thank you for the butterfly cutter.Cakery Arts


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