Butterfly Birthday Cake

A month or so ago I came across an interesting web site that led to the creation of the Butterfly cake shown below. Back in the 1950’s or 60’s the makers of Baker’s Angel Flake coconut produced a multi-page, full color recipe book. Of course, each recipe prominently featured coconut, but the title of the booklet’s title tells the whole story: “Animal Cut-up Cakes“.

Our daughter Lisa has an appreciation of all things butterfly, and when I saw this recipe I knew what we were making for her birthday. It was fun to make and everyone at her party enjoyed the flaming butterfly cake*.

butterfly cake

flaming butterfly cake

plans for butterfly cake

*No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you; we left off the coconut topping this time. But hey, Baker’s still got a free plug and we got to enjoy the cake.

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  1. Hi there! My mom used to have this book, we made soooo many awesome cakes out of it. I totally used the coconut on this one…white and we decorated it with fruity lifesavers…it won me a prize at the local fair! Now I am going to have to go through her old drawer and see if she still has the book..thanx for the great memories!

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