Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I missed yesterdays High Hopes challenge because I was so busy this weekend! I will spend the next few days just trying to catch up…and I meant to get this posted earlier, but well, that’s how it goes sometimes. Anyway, last Sunday we celebrated my mother’s birthday and I wanted to share some pictures of the cupcakes I made for her.

I used the book Hello Cupcake and followed the directions to make these chocolate butterflies. Takes a little practice to get the hang of the chocolate drawing…but they didn’t come out too bad. I was impressed enough that I want to do it again in different colors. I used boxed chocolate fudge cake mix for the cupcakes and make my own buttercream frosting tinted light yellow.


I made a dozen butterflies some small and some large and put them all together on a plate then pulled out my new Papertrey Ink set Butterfly Dreams to make a decoration for the center. I die cut the butterflies, then stamped and colored them with Copics. I glued them each to a floral wire stem and gathered them for a fun centerpiece. Here’s a close up of the butterflies.


And here’s a closeup of the centerpiece.


Then I used more of the same butterflies along with images from the set Turning A New Leaf which I stamped in various Versa Magic inks and added a series of white dots with a gel pen.


I am headed today to yet another kiddie birthday party, the fourth one in four days! This has not been any kind of spring break for ME! The kids of course are loving it.

Be back tomorrow with The Color Throwdown! Have a great day!


Leslie Miller said...

Oh! Amazing! I hardly know what to say! Is there no end to your talent? What a beautiful presentation with a card to match! Fabulous!

Heide said...

Those look fantastic!
I am sure they taste as good as they look!
The centerpiece and the card are perfect!

Tammy Hershberger said...

VERY cool, Danielle! Those cupcakes had to have taken some serious patience! Awesome!

Julia Aston said...

Wow Danielle - what great butterflies! I've seen that technique in mags before - great job on these - bet Mum was really impressed!!! and the PTI butterflies match so wonderfully! Nice project!!

LollyChops said...

Those are totally amazing! I bet they were tasty too! I cannot imagine how much work that must have been but wow... the results are just stunning!

Niki Estes said...

I love what you did with butterfly dreams and those cupcakes are amazing!!

Tammi said...

Wow Danielle, this is amazing, love your creation!!

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, girl! Your talents are endless! These are WONDERFUL! Yum! Don't look at MY chocolate post!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I'm with LeAnne....your talents ARE endless! Just look at those yummy butterflies AND the outstanding coloring on the paper ones from the new PTI set. Everything looks AMAZING!

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness!!! These look fantastic!! - I want you to send me some-and your card is beautiful! Such a wonderful set!