Butterfly cake

A butterfly cake is a classic cake made from a simple fairy cake, also called a cupcake.cite book
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title=The Book of Afternoon Tea
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title=Cupcakes : From the Cake Mix Doctor
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It can be made from any flavor of cake. The top of the fairy cake is cut off or carved out with a spoon, and cut in half. Then, butter cream, whipped cream or other sweet filling (e.g jam) is spread into the hole. Finally, the two cut halves are stuck into the butter cream to look like butterfly wings. The wings of the cake are often decorated using icing to form various patterns.


External links

* [http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/butterfly-cupcakes-recipe/index.html Directions for making]
* [http://cupcakerecipe.net/labels/Lemon%20and%20Cranberry%20Thanksgiving%20Cupcakes.html Pictures of the assembly process]

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