Butterfly Cake

My sister-in-law made this sweet butterfly cake for my youngest daughter’s 4th birthday last month. It turned out so well, I wanted to share it with you!

Butterfly Cake


  • Cake mix
  • Round pans
  • Serving tray
  • Frosting
  • Food coloring
  • Knife
  • Sixlets or Skittles
  • Sno-balls
  • Licorice
  • Toothpicks

1)  Mix cake and bake according to package directions for 2 round cake pans.  Allow to cool and remove from pans.

2)  Cut the cakes in half and arrange them as shown above on a foil-covered board or other serving tray.  Frost in the color of your choice.

3)  Arrange Sixlets around the edges and in the middle sections as desired.

4)  Place two Sno-Balls on the cake for the butterfly body.

5)  Wrap licorice around toothpicks and insert for antennae.

About Stacie Nelson

is the creator of MotherhoodOnADime.com. She is passionate about encouraging moms and giving them creative, yet simple, activities to do with their children. A bargain-hunter by nature, she enjoys sharing deals and freebies.

She also loves extra dark chocolate, jogging, writing, cooking dairy and gluten-free, and attempting to declutter her book-filled rooms. Faith and family are her top priorities, and she seeks to encourage others to live life on purpose.


  1. a-dor-able!
    my daughter saw this and her eyes got so big and asked in the cutest voice “can i have that for my birthday party?”
    she’ll be four in august – how could i refuse?

  2. I love it! My 3 year old is going to love this cake when I try my hand at it. The theme of her bedroom is butterflies and this looks so easy and great. Great cake!

  3. shannon says:

    I’ve had this cake opened since you linked up to it 6 weeks ago or so. I made it yesterday for my daughter’s first birthday and it was SO easy and adorable. Her 3 y/o brother couldn’t quit looking at it. I did pink wings with pastel jelly beans as the candies and it received many compliments. Thanks!

  4. Tina says:

    How do I make the snowballs?


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