Butterfly Cupcakes

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The perfect treat to celebrate spring!

Butterfly Cupcakes are the perfect treat to celebrate spring! Super fun and cute dessert for kids birthday parties or showers.

We’ve made it through another harsh winter season in Michigan. The calendar says spring has arrived, unfortunately spring hasn’t gotten the memo. Still dealing with cold weather, minimal sunshine, lack of spring flowers and even snow! Yes, snow had the nerve to appear here after winter was supposedly done and gone. My kids were home for spring break last week and had to make the best of it. One afternoon I decided to “mix up a moment” and personally bring spring into our house by making some fun Butterfly Cupcakes with my kids!

Butterfly Cupcakes are the perfect treat to celebrate spring! Super fun and cute dessert for kids birthday parties or showers.

You’ll love how easy these Butterfly Cupcakes are to prepare, not to mention how tasty they are too! Luckily I had stocked up on Pillsbury cake mixes and frosting at Walmart. Walmart is the perfect place to purchase a variety of Pillsbury cake mixes and frostings, they have a huge selection at great prices. There’s even a money-saving offer on Ibotta for Pillsbury products too, be sure to check it out!

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If spring wasn’t going to visit us, we were going to bring some spring into our lives! These Butterfly Cupcakes were just the perfect way to pass an afternoon with my kids and share a delicious treat.

Butterfly Cupcakes are the perfect treat to celebrate spring! Super fun and cute dessert for kids birthday parties or showers.

Simply prepare the Pillsbury cake mix according to package directions. Bake and cool the cupcakes. Next spread on your favorite Pillsbury frosting, we choose a fun pop of purple.

Butterfly Cupcakes are the perfect treat to celebrate spring! Super fun and cute dessert for kids birthday parties or showers.

The butterfly wings are made from white chocolate covered pretzels, I found them in the candy aisle. Now for the butterfly body we used some round candy balls that were located right in the cake mix/frosting aisle. Cute, right? We made some butterflies with antenna and some without, my 4 yr old wasn’t too keen on the black decorating gel messing up her pretty purple butterfly. You can easily customize these Butterfly Cupcakes using any variety of Pillsbury cake mix and frosting. Perfect for birthday parties, or even baby showers.

Butterfly Cupcakes are the perfect treat to celebrate spring! Super fun and cute dessert for kids birthday parties or showers.

We had fun making these together and taking a blah day to a very yummy day! Hopefully we’ve inspired you to “mix up a moment” in your house! For even more yummy inspiration be sure to check out the Pillsbury Mix Up A Moment Pinterest Board too!

 

Butterfly Cupcakes

Yield: 18 cupcakes

Butterfly Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 oz package Pillsbury™ Spring Funfetti® cake mix
  • 1 15.6 oz container Pillsbury™ Bold Purple Vanilla frosting
  • 1 1.75 oz package Sixlets Shimmer Lavender candy balls
  • 1 7.5 oz package white chocolate covered pretzels
  • Black decorating gel

Instructions

  1. Prepare and cool cupcakes according to package directions.
  2. Frost cupcakes with frosting.
  3. Press 2 pretzels into frosting to form wings, leave space between for body.
  4. Press 3 candy balls into frosting to form body.
  5. Use black decorating gel for antennae.

Notes

I used a toothpick to form antennae using black decorating gel.

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Be sure to check back in a couple of week because I’ll have another tasty treat perfect for spring cookouts made with Pillsbury Brownie Mix.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

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