Butterfly Cakes

January 20, 2011

Martha saw Mr Tumble had a butterfly cake on cbeebies this morning and I was asked if we could make them, here they are. Complete cheat, of course. I had a pack of sainsbury’s basics sponge mix, in the cupboard (22p!) we followed the instructions on the packet, adding the water and the egg, then we put them into my new silicone cake cases (thank- you Father Christmas) and baked them for 15mins.

When they were cool, we mixed some cream cheese icing – New Year healthy lifestyle means I didn’t have any butter for buttercream, but did have a tub of light Philadelphia. We mixed this with icing sugar, a couple of drops of vanilla and  some pink food colouring (my other colours are starting to get a bit dusty!). The we cut small discs out of the top of the cakes and filled the hole with the cream cheese icing, cut the cake disc in half and put the 2 pieces back in as butterfly wings and then sprinkled the icing with some pink glitter sugar. Much more girly than Mr Tumble’s, but properly tasty!

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