June 2010: I was so pleased with how this cake turned out. It’s still one of my favorites. I used gumpaste for the butterflies, so they would get hard and stand up off the cake. I wasn’t sure how I was going to make them, but I printed out two sizes of a butterfly image and used them to cut the shapes. I originally meant to have the butterflies more detailed, but once I started putting them on the cake, I loved them just the way they were. I think they way their wings were in various stages of opening made them really look like they were flying across the cake.
This was a vanilla cake with a strawberry filling and buttercream frosting under the fondant.