Spring Butterfly Cupcakes

Spring Butterfly Cupcakes | Optimistic Mommy

I don’t know about you, but I am SO glad that spring is right around the corner (in case you don’t have a countdown going – Spring starts March 20th)!  With all the snow and ice that we have had this winter, I am ready for it to be behind us!  Mother Nature teased us earlier this week with two days of absolutely beautiful weather in the high 50s… and then she took that away with snow flurries and temperatures down to 15!  With the warmer weather we had earlier this week, that made me want some fun, brightly colored or decorated food.  So here are these beautiful spring butterfly cupcakes!  These would be great for a birthday party, any other kind of party, or just something fun to do with kids!  Kids would definitely have fun putting the “butterflies” on!  I hope you enjoy these!

Spring Butterfly Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 Container of White Whipped Icing
  • Easter Candy Coated Pretzels (Purchased at Dollar General)
  • Black Jelly Beans
  • Round Colored Candy of Your Choosing (These Yellow Candy Balls Were Purchased At Michael’s)
  • Food Coloring (Optional)

Spring Butterfly Cupcakes | Optimistic Mommy

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to the temperature listed on the cake mix box.
  2. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box and cook as cupcakes.
  3. In a bowl, combine the container of icing with a few drops of green food coloring, if desired, and stir well.  If you want to leave your icing white, you can skip this setp.
  4. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
  5. Ice the cupcakes with the green icing.
  6. Place a row of round colored candies down the middle of the cupcakes to form the butterfly’s body.  This is usually 4-5 candies.Spring Butterfly Cupcakes | Optimistic Mommy
  7. Place a black jellybean, turned sideways, at one end of the row of round circle candies, to form the butterfly’s head.
  8. Press two candy-coated pretzels into the cupcake with the bottom of the pretzel pointing down.  One pretzel will go in on either side of the butterfly’s body to form it’s wings.Spring Butterfly Cupcakes | Optimistic Mommy
  9. Enjoy!

Spring Butterfly Cupcakes | Optimistic Mommy

 

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Spring Butterfly Cupcakes
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 Container of White Whipped Icing
  • Easter Candy Coated Pretzels (Purchased at Dollar General)
  • Black Jelly Beans
  • Round Colored Candy of Your Choosing (These Yellow Candy Balls Were Purchased At Michael's)
  • Food Coloring (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to the temperature listed on the cake mix box.
  2. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box and cook as cupcakes.
  3. In a bowl, combine the container of icing with a few drops of green food coloring, if desired, and stir well. If you want to leave your icing white, you can skip this setp.
  4. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
  5. Ice the cupcakes with the green icing.
  6. Place a row of round colored candies down the middle of the cupcakes to form the butterfly's body. This is usually 4-5 candies.
  7. Place a black jellybean, turned sideways, at one end of the row of round circle candies, to form the butterfly's head.
  8. Press two candy-coated pretzels into the cupcake with the bottom of the pretzel pointing down. One pretzel will go in on either side of the butterfly's body to form it's wings.
  9. Enjoy!

 

Comments

  1. What a super cute and creative idea for a Spring cupcake!

  2. These are just too cute! My little ones would love to have these as a snack.. or better yet.. help me make them!

  3. Such a cute idea! These would be great for a spring birthday party!

  4. These are adorable!!

    Thanks for linking up with Spread the Love!

  5. I love how cute and simple the decoration is. Great for little ones to be able to help out and decorate. Pinned. Visiting from It’s Party Time blog hop.

  6. Courtney these are so cute! Those pretzels really add to the look too.

  7. These are so cute!! My daughter is going to love making these for her party at school. So glad I found this post.

  8. I love butterflies…great idea! Love the cupcakes!

  9. Omigosh I am SO glad spring is finally here! Now Boston weather just needs to cooperate and not decide to randomly dump snow on us in April haha. Love the butterfly cupcakes, using yogurt pretzels for wings is such a cute idea!

  10. How pretty, they look delicious. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up with us again this weekend, I’d love to see you there 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  11. These are super cute!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  12. Hi Courtney! These cupcakes are so cute and perfect for spring! Thank you so much for sharing them at Best of the Weekend – pinned to our party board! Hope you have a happy and wonderful week!

  13. Featuring Friday at Bacon Time.

  14. I love these! My mom makes similar ones, and she puts them in ice cream cones…super cute! Pinning these – thanks for linking up to Wordy Wednesday! 🙂

  15. These look super fun & easy to make! thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  16. These are so cute and are featured tonight at our Best Of The Weekend Party! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  17. Very cute! I know my kids would love these.

  18. What a gorgeous idea! They are so cute.

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could link up your post to my weekly Say G’Day Saturday party. It has just started and this would be a great addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  19. These are darling! My kids would have a ton of fun making them too – thanks for sharing!

  20. These are seriously SO cute! I love that the pretzels are pastel themed too! Stopping by from the Tell Me About It Tuesday link-up!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  21. These butterfly cupcakes are adorable. What a perfect weekend activity for me to share with my kiddos. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  22. Hi Courtney. Thanks for sharing this on the Pintastic Pinteresting Board. What a cute idea. They are absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

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