Monday, September 21, 2009

From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly - July 2005

Since we had my daughter, Cara's, birthday party so much earlier than her actual birthday I made her some special cupcakes to celebrate on her real birthday.  Her party theme had been butterflies and flowers (see post Butterflies and Flowers), so I decided to make these caterpillar and butterfly cupcakes to kind of continue that theme.

Caterpillar Cupcakes

Butterfly Cupcakes

Caterpillar Cupcakes and Butterfly Cupcakes Together

I originally made the triangle cupcakes by mistake on a previous occasion when I didn't have enough muffin tins for the amount of batter I had.  I put four cupcake liners in a loaf pan, and when they baked they expanded against each other and the sides of the pan and formed triangles.  For these butterflies though I did it on purpose.  Of course, now they have cupcake molds in all kinds of different shapes, including triangles.  :)

So, the butterflies are just two triangle cupcakes touching that are decorated with icing to look like one butterfly.  The caterpillar is just a curvy line of regular cupcakes decorated with icing to look like one long caterpillar.  After having cupcakes we went with my mom to a butterfly center to see real butterflies.  :)



  1. Yummy! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

    1. Mrs. Delightful - Thanks for the invite! :) I linked the cupcakes up at the link party.

  2. These are very cute and adorable
    Just beautiful! I love your creativity

  3. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this...

    1. Jill - Thanks! :) And thanks for the invite! I will definitely link these up. I love your blog and have been enjoying the new link party. You are so creative. :)



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