Monday, June 3, 2013

Butterfly Cake



My sister-in-law Tammy was our guest of honor this weekend. She lives in New York City, and recently received her R.N. degree so we invited her to the "country" to celebrate. I ordered sheets of wafer paper  butterflies from Fancy Flours to decorate her cake. Before I cut out the butterflies, I spread a thin layer of clear piping gel over each butterfly. The piping gel prevents the wafer paper from cracking while cutting. The butterflies will not deteriorate or spoil, so I prepped them three days before placing them on the cake. I used small craft scissors to cut out the butterflies once the piping gel had dried overnight.  I gently folded the butterflies and affixed to the small cake.


The cake was served on the Mackenzie-Childs Flower Market Enamel Pedestal Platter. It looks like a lush English garden in the peak of summer. 


Here is yours truly doing some weeding in the garden before Tammy arrived. I don't know about you, but I get really motivated when I have company ;o) 

I am joining these hostesses this week.
Marty at A Stroll Through Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
 Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
 Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday (I was inspired by their butterfly cake)

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful week.
xo
Debbie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

THello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

33 comments:

  1. Incredibly gorgeous cake! And you are the most glamorous weeder I've ever seen!

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    1. Tricia, I don't normally dress like that pulling weeds. LOL It had to get done quickly, and I didn't want to change my clothes.

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  2. Oh, wow....what a perfect cake and presentation! LOVE this!

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  3. Amazing cake and so beautiful...yummy!!!!!! You look so cute weeding away, there!
    FABBY

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  4. A beautiful cake.....I didn't know you could buy butterflies! What a lovely surprise for Tammy. Congrats to her for her accomplishment!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  5. You look great! .. Amidst the FMNs:)..and LOTV?:)
    You cut your hair..it looks so healthy..I need to..
    I live Fancy Flours next time I am in Fl I will place an order..
    You are good at cutting out..your card making background etc..:) Beautiful cake.

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    1. The hair needed a trim before we attended a wedding. I will probably grow it back a little ;o) It feels very healthy though.

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  6. Your cake is beautiful Debbie, I'm sure she loved it:@)

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  7. Oh wow, that cake is gorgeous! A delightful presentation. I need to show it to my daughter, she loves to bake ;)

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  8. You look so beautiful in that flower bed, Debbie! This cake is a winner, too. I have a friend who adores butterflies. xo

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  9. What a lovely cake! The butterflies are amazing. My daughter is in college to be an RN, congratulations to your friend. Yes! I do get motivated when someone is coming over - cleaning mode in and out takes over. I have enjoyed my visit,
    Kathy

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  10. Really love that beautiful cake!
    And you look so much cuter than I do when I weed.
    Have a lovely week,
    Cindy

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  11. Oh Debbie, the cake is exquisite! What a great job you did and I'm sure your SIL was thrilled with the cake. Congratulations to her in receiving her RN degree. That's surely a reason to celebrate.
    On another note...you cut your hair! It looks adorable on you!! I get motivated when we have company, too. It's a great way to get things done.
    Cute dress, too!!

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  12. What a gorgeous cake! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole

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  13. Gorgeous cake Debbie. I think you did an amazing job on decorating.
    I noticed you cut your hair. It is so cute! You look adorable.
    I do get motivated too when company is coming over. It's amazing how much can be done. xo Linda

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  14. What a beautiful cake. the butterflies really give it something special.

    Velva

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  15. Debbie, the cake is gorgeous! What a clever idea, and it looks incredible on the Flower Market pedestal. Have to say, you look stunning when you work in the garden. '-) Great photo!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, but I only pulled about 10 weeds that I couldn't stand looking at any more ;o) I am usually a mess and have dirt on my face when I do the entire garden.

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  16. I hope Tammy was duly impressed - your cake is beautiful! Great shot of you :)

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  17. Gorgeous cake Debbie and I adore the cake plate! I could never look that good weeding :)

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  18. I've never seen Wafer Paper Butterflies...an outstanding cake...just beautiful. Thanks for the resource and for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  19. You apparently know a lot about decorating cakes and this butterfly one is just gorgeous. Congrats on you SIL becoming a nurse. It has been a great career for me - one that I am about to let go of. So glad you enjoyed your company.

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  20. Holy cow, you made that cake? Wowza, and great tip on the butterflies, not that I would ever attempt such gorgeousness! I know your SIL was thrilled and felt so special!
    Jenna

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  21. That is an amazing cake. I love how the butterflies are three dimensional!

    - The Tablescsaper

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  22. Oh My Word-this is amazing! That cake is gorgeous! I would hate to see it cut into. Oh, and that plate is perfect for it. Yes, I am very motiviated when company is coming. But, I sure don't look as cute as you when I am weeding! laurie

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  23. I have never seen a cake that was such a work of art. You put love and labor into the butterflies and I know you SIL was thrilled. You look very cute among your flowers.

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  24. How gorgeous! And a great tip about piping the gel onto the butterflies. Your picture is beautiful!

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  25. So pretty and delicate! Thanks for sharing! came over from FFF at Rattlebridge Farm.

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  26. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Congrats to Tammy.

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  27. The cake plate is lovely and your little cake so pretty! Are those little blue flowers Veronica?
    Thanks so much for linking at Let's Dish!

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  28. Ooh la la...look what was featured at Foodie Friday! You certainly deserved that with such a beautifully decorated cake, my friend! xo

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