Butterfly Cupcakes

How adorable are these cupcakes? I did a butterfly theme for my daughter’s first birthday and decided to send each guest home with a cupcake to match the theme.

Close-Up of Butterfly CupcakeI followed the instructions on one of my favorite food blogs, Annie’s Eats (her baking recipes are amazing!). She adapted her recipe from the book Hello, Cupcake! You basically melt different colored candy melts and draw an outline of butterfly wings and antennas on wax paper. When the chocolate hardens, you assemble the wings and antennas on top of the frosting using chocolate chips to support the wings. The body of the butterfly is a stripe of chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Wings

Melting chocolate and making butterfly wings at 1 am the day of the party.

Many Butterfly Cupcakes

My kitchen counter after making 60 some odd butterfly cupcakes.


  1. Shannon Miller says:

    Can you make the wings a day or so ahead?

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