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Butterfly cake

  • 1:00 Prep
  • 20 Servings
  • Challenging


  • 2 quantities butter cake (see related recipe)
  • 1 1/2 quantities butter cream icing (see related recipe)
  • Food colouring, (red, blue, yellow and green) to decorate
  • 32 green jelly beans
  • 24 pink jelly beans
  • 28 yellow jelly beans
  • 20 orange jelly beans
  • 8 sour lollies
  • 1 x 200g pkt Swizzels Matlow Fizzers lollies


  • 1
    Place 2 cakes on a work surface. Use a large serrated knife to trim 1 long side of each cake. Place cut sides together. Place template on top of cakes. Use a small sharp knife to cut out butterfly. Place a little icing on bases of cakes to secure to a cake board or serving platter.
  • 2
    Place two-thirds of remaining icing in a bowl. Add a few drops of red and blue food colouring. Stir until well combined and purple. Spread icing over the side and top of the cake to cover.
  • 3
    Place remaining icing in 2 separate bowls. Add a few drops of yellow food colouring to one bowl and stir until well combined. Add a few drops of green food colouring to the second bowl and stir until well combined.
  • 4
    Spread green icing on the top 2 wings in a teardrop shape. Place the green jelly beans around teardrop to make a border. Arrange the pink jelly beans inside the border. Repeat with yellow icing, yellow jelly beans and orange jelly beans on the bottom 2 wings. Place 3 crawlers between wings on both sides of the cake.
  • 5
    Separate the fizzers into colours and place in separate bowls. Place 2 white fizzers at the top to make eyes. Place coloured fizzers in rows, alternating the colours for each row, down the centre, overlapping slightly. Place 2 crawlers at the top of the head to make antennae.

Source: taste.com.au


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