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One Year Old Butterfly Party

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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Need ideas!!! I want it simple, yet adorable. We already have like the plates, napkins, cups and invites. I just need help with like cute ways to do butterfly foods and what not. Oh also got party favors.

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momofsixangels
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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Butterfly Cake Watch How-To Video

Celebrate spring, summer, a birthday or any day with a butterfly-shaped cake. Print out this template and use it as a guide to cutting and assembling your butterfly.

  • PREP TIME

    40 Min

  • TOTAL TIME

    3 Hr 35 Min

  • SERVINGS

    8

 

Cake
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix

Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Tray or cardboard (10x10 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
Frosting and Decorations
1
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1
candy stick (8 to 10 inches long)

Betty Crocker® gel food colors (in desired colors)

Betty Crocker® decorating gel (from 0.68-oz tube) in any color

Betty Crocker® colored sugars
8
jelly beans or candy coated almonds

Small round candy decorations
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms and sides of two 8- or 9-inch round pans. Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Wrap and freeze 1 layer for later use. Freeze remaining layer 45 minutes before cutting to reduce crumbs.
  • 2 Cut off rounded top of cake to make flat surface; place cake cut side down. Cut cake in half crosswise; cut each half into 1/3 and 2/3 pieces (as shown in diagram). Place cake pieces on platter to form butterfly. Gently separate cake pieces to form wings.
  • 3 Reserve 1/2 cup frosting; set aside. Spread top and sides of cake with thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost cake with remaining frosting. Place candy stick between cake pieces for butterfly body.
  • 4 Stir food color into reserved frosting until well blended. Spread over cake in desired pattern on wings. Outline wing patterns with gel. Sprinkle with sugar crystals. Place jelly beans on corners of wings. Decorate butterfly with candy decorations. Store loosely covered.
momofsixangels
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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58  Small Pretzel Twists (you will need 48 for the body and the rest for the antennae.  Good place to use up the broken pieces)

1 Cup Candy Melts (you COULD use white chocolate bits, but this just sets up better)

120 M & Ms (I use the brown ones for the head, so don’t eat all of them before you start….)

Directions:

Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Put the Candy Melts in the zip loc bag or in the decorating bag. 

Don't cut the end yet, or you will have quite a mess...

Microwave for 30 seconds.  Knead bag.

You can see that some of them have melted, so moosh it around a bit and put it back in the microwave.

Microwave again for another 30 seconds, and knead bag again.  Continue doing this until completely melted.

Perfect. Be sure you close the top of the bag before you knead the melted candy. I twist the top of the bag and fold it over once.

Cut corner of zip loc bag or cut tip of disposable bag.

Nothing Fancy. If you wanted, you could melt the candy and then put it into a decorator bag with a tip. But...let's not forget...it's a butterfly body.....

The bag will be very hot, so don’t let the kids pipe the candy until it cools off.   If you are piping the candy, just put a hot mitt on first.

Put a line (about 1 inch) of the melted candy every three inches on the cookie sheet.

A very CLEVER Grandma would tell a story about how the caterpillar turns into a butterfly.

Arrange pretzel twists on cookie sheet in groups of 2 with single-hole sides of pretzels touching to form butterfly wing.  Anchor them in the melted candy.

You don't need a lot of the candy, just enough to keep the pretzels from moving around.

Squeeze bag to pipe thin zigzag of melted candy between the pretzels to look like bodies of butterflies.  Pipe melted candy into each hole in wings;
Break remaining pretzels into pieces for antennae; place 2 pieces at top of each butterfly between wings.

When you are doing this with the kids, you would pipe the body and the dots in the wings. Then they can place the candy.

Put brown candy between antennae for head.

This is why I told you not to eat all the Brown M & Ms...

Put an M & M into each of the holes with melted candy.

mommy053008
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

these ideas are so cute!!!

SassyWildflower
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Cute ideas! Will post some in a few :)

Alejandra10
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM
This is cute i saw some pretty treats in pinterest earlier ill try to find them
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Dodie702
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:08 AM
Cute! I'll post some ideas when i'm on my comp. :)
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mommy053008
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 9:53 AM
Yay thanks ladies
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earthangel1967
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM

My kids and I made these cookies from a recipe from American Girl Magazine though some years back and they were fun to make like doing arts and crafts and turned out gorgeous and were yummy too, lots of oohs and ahhhs from our summer in the wintertime birthday party guests

Here is a similar recipe

 The Martha Stewart Show, April 2010

  • Yield Makes about 2 dozen
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Assorted clear colored hard candies, such as Jolly Rancher, colors separated and finely chopped
  • Royal Icing
  • Gel paste food coloring, in desired colors
  • Edible sugar pearls, for decorating wing's edge (optional)
  • Dragees or candy eyes

Directions

  1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl; set aside.
  2. Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs and lemon juice. Reduce speed to low. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Divide dough in half; flatten each half into a disk. Wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with racks in upper and lower thirds. Let one disk of dough stand at room temperature just until soft enough to roll, about 10 minutes. Place dough on a nonstick baking mat; place a piece of plastic wrap over dough. Roll out dough between baking mat and plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap. Cut out cookies with a 5-inch butterfly- or dragonfly-shaped cookie cutter; cut out negative space in the wings using both sides of a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to create a mirror image (see Butterfly or Dragonfly templates). Use a drinking straw to create a hanging hole at top of cookie, if desired. Transfer baking mat to a baking sheet. Transfer baking sheet to freezer, freeze until very firm, about 15 minutes. Remove baking sheet from freezer; remove scraps and reposition cookies so that they are at least 1 inch apart. Roll out scraps, and repeat. Repeat with remaining disk of dough.
  4. Transfer to oven and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool and sprinkle candy in a single layer in negative space of each cookie. Return to oven and bake until lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks; carefully remove with a metal spatula.
  5. Mix together some of the royal icing with food coloring until desired shade is reached for wings. Transfer to a small squirt bottle. Outline wings (see Butterfly or Dragonfly templates) with colored icing. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of the outlined area. If necessary, use a toothpick to spread evenly. Using tweezers, add candy decor to wing edges, if desired (see Butterfly or Dragonfly templates). Let dry.
  6. Mix together some of the royal icing with food coloring until desired shade is reached for bodies. Transfer to a small squirt bottle. Outline body (see Butterfly or Dragonfly templates) with colored icing. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of the outlined area. If necessary, use a toothpick to spread evenly. Using tweezers, add dragees or candy eyes to create eyes (see Butterfly or Dragonfly templates). Let dry.

YVONNE

earthangel1967
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Candy molded preztel rods are cute and super easy to do, you can get the mold and candy melts at Michaels.... if you are not good at painting or dont want to invest in too many colors you can do them in one solid color and they are still pretty.

YVONNE

earthangel1967
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Butterfly snack bags stuffed with whatever you and your daughter like .... here is a few examples

YVONNE

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