How to Make a Butterfly Cake!

Butterfly Cake

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In addition to all of these fun cake ideas… I’ve got another fun cake idea to share with you today… How to Make a Butterfly Cake!

Frugal friend Heather made this adorable butterfly cake, and emailed over this picture.  Isn’t it just too cute??


  • Bake 3 heart-shaped cakes {using a 9″ heart-shaped cake pan}
  • You’ll use two of the hearts for the top wings
  • Cut and trim the remaining heart cake to use as the lower wings
  • Place 4 cupcakes in the center for the body.
  • Have fun frosting… and you’re done!
  • Now this… is a seriously cute cake!!


The cute lil’ antennas were icing piped directly onto the cake board {which was just 2 layers of foam board covered with material}.

Great job Heather ~ thanks so much for sharing your photos and this fun idea!!

See Also:
Birthday Party Ideas Frugal


  1. Christina says

    So adorable and easy. I’m thinking to use small swirled lollipops for the antennae, too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nancy Torrente says

    What perfect timing for posting this. I’m in the process of making this right now for my daughter’s birthday party tomorrow! Cakes are baked and cooling. Frosting tonight after the kiddos are in bed!

  3. karen says

    what a great idea. i will definitely make this cake for my doughter’s birthday. can you explain how to make the frosting? especially the shape at the edges and those perfect lined circles..
    thank U !

  4. says

    I have been scouring the butterfly-cake websites for days. I love this one!! The other ones looked too busy and didn’t catch the butterfly theme of a cake like this one did. Bought my heart shaped pan and can’t wait to make this adorable butterfly cake for a baby shower that is butterfly themed. Thank you!!

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