I love cupcakes, the main reason is that one serving of your average cake is 1/12 of a cake and you can make 24 cupcakes out of one cake recipe.  So if you eat one cup cake, you eat ½ of a serving of cake.  You enjoy your cake, yet get half the cake calories. That’s a win-win situation. I also like to decorate them as long as I don’t need a pastry bag to make it happen.  I was looking for something to please my Mother who collects butterflies.  I found a butterfly cupcake here:  http://www.marthastewart.com/266904/butterfly-cupcakes?czone, but I’m not Martha Stewart, so I will make it my way.  So here we go.

Step 1:

Cupcake (whatever kind you want)
Frosting (again whatever kind you want)
Pretzels (one for each wing, two wings for each butterfly)
Hard candy (I use Life Savers, although I have make sucker candy and used it before)
Plastic bags
Small candies:  Jellybeans, M & M’s, licorice nibs, etc., etc., etc.
Cooking spray
Cookie Sheet
Awesome! I love how you didn't just use the pretzels, but made them so beautiful and butterfly wing like too!
This is called stain glass candy. Used to do it alot years ago. Thanks.
Oh this is an awesome idea! Great 'able!!
Cute! I hope you put this in the Cake Decorating Contest too!
Sure did!

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