Butterflies are always a popular theme for kids birthday cakes. They work well for all ages, and can be really easy to make. Here’s a simple butterfly cake recipe made using Stork with butter which is ideal for baking.

Butterfly Cake

Butterfly cake perfect for a girls birthday party. Recipe to bake and instructions for decorating, including cutting guide

Serves: 10

Preparation Time: 30 minutes


For the vanilla cake:

250g Stork with butter

250g caster sugar

4 large eggs

250g self-raising flour, sieved

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the icing:

150g Stork with butter

300g icing sugar, sieved

1-2 tablespoons milk

Food colourings

To decorate:

Green sugar paste

Dried spaghetti

Coloured sprinkles (optional)

Method: How to bake and decorate your butterfly cake

1. Place Stork and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, and then add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the flour until blended.

2. Place mix into a 20cm (8 inch) greased and lined round cake tin. Bake on middle shelf of oven 170°C, 160°C fan, Gas mark 4 for about 70 minutes.

3. For the icing, beat the Stork with the icing sugar, adding a little milk for a soft spreadable consistency. Using the cutting guide cut the cake into the four sections as indicated on the template.

4. Coat the top and sides of each piece of cake with the icing.

5. Position the pieces as indicated on the template on a serving plate. Colour remaining icing in complimentary colours for the butterfly decoration. Place the icing into piping bags, and pipe the decoration onto the wings.

6. Decorate with sprinkles

7. To create the butterfly’s body, roll small balls of green sugar paste, slightly tapering in size and slide a piece of spaghetti through the middle of each ball, finishing with a slightly larger ball for the head. Place in position down the middle of the butterfly. Enjoy!

More Kids Cake Decorating Ideas

Butterfly Crafts

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Butterfly cake recipe and imagery credit: Stork

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