So, I’m not one of those cool moms who makes impressive birthday cakes.
In my almost six years of parenting, I have not made a SINGLE birthday cake. I always buy them from the bakery at Walmart or some grocery store convenient to my house. But this year for some reason, on my daughter’s THIRD birthday, I decided to take a stab (quite literally) at making my own cake.
I googled for a few hours (could have spent those hours actually making the cake instead) on easy cakes to make for girl’s birthday. Wow. Who would have known that ANY form of a castle cake could be considered easy!!! Needless to say, even though my daughter would have LOVED to have seen a castle cake that her very own mother had designed–I regressed, and made a butterfly cake instead. Indeed, a butterfly seems to be the SIMPLEST cake you could ever make.
It only requires a round pan, cake mix, icing and whatever remnants you have laying around for decoration.
I divided the batter into two different round pans. It’s a good thing I did, because the first cake that I tried to remove from the pan, crumbled pretty badly. (At least I did get to eat that one while I was finishing up the other one, on a positive note). So, on the second one, I decided to cut it before I removed it, so that I could carefully take out each piece at a time.
You cut the round cake straight down the middle, then you divide those two parts, into 1/3 and 2/3 pieces. Then you arrange the pieces as shown in the photo, ice it and decorate it. You can make it look fancier if you know how to ice a cake and if you know how to decorate a cake.
Most directions use a candy stick in the middle for the butterfly antlers (or whatever that thing is called). I used rolled up aluminum foil.
As you can see, the cake looks pretty messy, but it’s the thought that counts. RIGHT? Right?
Comment, if you have any easy, and I do mean easy cake ideas. I’ve got THREE more birthdays to go in April!!!