Butterfly Birthday Magic

October 29th, 2010 by Shawn Broda

For my niece Samantha’s 6th birthday, she chose her theme by looking at cakes on Wilton’s website (I’ve trained her well). She fell in love with the Butterfly Shaped Pan, so a butterfly birthday it would be!

She wanted her cake to look just like the sparkly pastel invitations for the party, so I tapped in to my Wilton arsenal to create some magic – Creamy White Decorator Icing Butterfly Birthday Magic(my FAVORITE Wilton product), Icing Colors, Sugar Pearls, Cake Sparkles™, and my tool caddy full of well-worn bags, tips, couplers and spatulas.

Because the pattern baked in from the pan didn’t quite match the invitation, the first thing I did was pipe an outline of the areas I needed to decorate on the cake. I iced the sides smooth, and then filled in the butterfly section by section.

Butterfly Birthday MagicOnce the cake was iced, I mimicked the “bling” from the invitations by adding Sugar Pearls and finished it off with some Cake Sparkles to give the whole cake a little shimmer.

When I arrived at the party, Samantha was so excited that she came out to my car with me to see it before anyone else did. She saw it through the window and immediately started to clap – is there anything better than that? It will never cease to amaze me how much magic you can create with a simple little cake!

Shawn Broda Shawn is a Senior Class Marketing Manager for the Wilton Educational Marketing Department. She joined Wilton 15 years ago as a Product Development Coordinator, and learning how to decorate the Wilton Way was the best part of her training! In addition to working with customers in North America, Shawn also works with the International Sales team to expand Wilton Method classes around the world. Celebrations provide a common thread between cultures, and she is amazed and inspired by the excitement people have for Wilton products and programs, no matter where they live. Shawn loves cooking, baking and decorating, especially when she can share her creations with others.

4 Replies

  1. Linda Garibay says:

    Your article was so sweet, in more ways than one. I just got into Wilton decorating this year and have really enjoyed it. The best part is, as you say, the magic it creates. Nothing has been more fun than to see my grandchildren react to the cakes I have made them. I was laid off earlier this year after 32 years with a telecommunication company. Maybe baking and cake decorating will be my new career!

    • Shawn Broda says:

      Linda, thanks for your comments, you made my day! I’m so glad cake decorating has become such a rewarding hobby for you. Good luck!

  2. I perform magic at countless birthdays each year, and am always on the lookout for fun idea for parents. This one will get a few mentions from me.

  3. Amira says:

    I am from Egypt and i just all about Wilton site 🙂 was wondering why dont u offer online course for people who really want to learn but cant make it to the States??

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