These fluttering butterflies make a beautiful table display for Easter and will be an exciting treat for your little guests to sink their teeth into. You can create these whimsical cupcake toppers this Spring with a few easy steps.
As I was grocery shopping last week, I had this idea of fluttering butterfly cupcakes… Why couldn’t I make those little Pepperidge Farm butterflies hover over a cupcake? So off to the craft store I went with my 5 kids in tow to find myself some strong wire and make that idea come to life! Yeah, my 5 little people don’t hinder me from going out because…. they’re actually really well-behaved in public! (lucky me!) Plus, they’re a product of their mother and going to the craft store can be even more exciting than the toy store. What can I say? We’re just a crafty family.
I’m so pleased with the results of these cupcake toppers and, of course, just in time for Easter! Phew! While decorating my butterflies, I really felt like simple was the way to go, but feel free to get as colorful and decorative as you like! Have fun with it!
Take your floral wire and bend it in half. Thread both sides of the wire into the bottom 2 holes of the cracker. Using these 2 holes allows for added stability. Do not use the 2 holes closest to the center. Once the cracker is dipped and becomes heavier, it will fall backwards. Trust me. Learn from my mistakes. (wink, wink)
Twist your wire together creating a tight loop around the cracker. Be careful not to break the cracker. Twist all 4 pieces all the way down.
Using a pencil, wrap the wire around creating tight coils.
Remove the pencil and voila! NOW you will dip your cracker into melted candy wafers of your choice. Place the butterflies on parchment paper and stick 2 small pieces of edible Easter grass under the top of the butterfly. Decorate with nonpareils or sprinkles of your choice. When dry, place into middle of frosted cupcake.
Just another view… I think they’re adorable from all angles!