So a friend of mine has just adopted a sweet baby girl they named Millicent Jane. I don't have a picture of her (sorry), but I have some not-as-cute-as-her pictures of the cupcakes I've made for the shower.
I saw this post on one of my FAVORITE blogs:
Please keep in mind hers are professional quality, and mine are not.... I did this all with ziplock bags and a fork.
Anyway, They ended up looking fantastic, and I wanted to show you all how I did it.
I did a bing search of butterfly clip art until I found a simple shape I liked. I messed with it a little in Powerpoint (love that program) and printed off a stencil.
antennae with my remaining brown chocolate.
Anyway, I used two chocolate chips laid flat-side-in to help prop up the wings (bottom cupcake). Then I placed the wings in at an angle (3rd row). Finally I put the body on (2nd row) and the antennae (top cupcake). I had some extra chocolate after doing the wings and antennae, so I messed around with some body shapes. In the original post, the blogger used chocolate frosting for the body... I just didn't want to waste the chocolate, so I figured I'd get creative.
necessary, without them the wings 'wilted' quickly.
conniption when I told him he couldn't have one... but he got PLENTY of frosting off the beater I let him have.
So there you go. It was alot of work, and frustrating for a perfectionist like me when I don't have the skill or the supplies and tools to make it look like it does in my head, but I am still pretty pleased! Hope she likes them!