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 (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.
Once 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!