Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Butterfly Cake Rolls

How to make Butterfly Cake Rolls for a #Butterfly Party

One of the desserts we had at the Butterfly Party were these Butterfly Cake Rolls.   Originally I had planned on adding wings to Twinkies, but when I got to the store I found that the Swiss Cake Rolls were on sale a lot cheaper. I also thought that the chocolate covering would go really well with my attempt at Monarch butterflies.  

Butterfly Wing Pattern for Chocolate Butterfly Wing

The easiest way to make chocolate butterfly wings is to draw a template on a piece of white paper and place a layer of wax paper on top of it.  

Chocolate Butterfly Wings on Pattern

This was my first attempt at making chocolate wings.  I melted Wilton Candy melts in a plastic bag 10 seconds at a time.  I think I might have cut the corner a little bigger than I would have preferred because the candy came out a little gloppy.  I did get the basic shape of wings 
though, and I knew the girls at the party would not mind that they were not perfect. 

How to make Chocolate Butterfly Wings

I filled in the wings with orange candy melts.  The candy begins to set very quickly so you need not to work fast.  I was not fast enough to blend the chocolate into the orange.  I also used the chocolate to make the butterfly antennae. 

#Chocolate #Butterfly Cake for Butterfly Party

I laid the wings and antennae on top of the cake roll, and added some reheated chocolate top to form the body.  You might need to add a small bit of chocolate under the wings to get them to stay in place.  

How to make Butterfly Cake Rolls

The girls loved them even though they were a little messy.  Kara's only suggestion was that I use chocolate chips next time since she thinks they tastes a little bit better than Wilton candy melts.  You can make these butterflies with any type of melted chocolate, so I think I will give it a try.   


  1. I love butterflies so I think I'm biased, but I love this idea.

  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely butterflies! I love this idea! I can't wait to make a few!
    Cute and delicious!!

    Kim @ This Ole Mom

  3. These are adorable. And I love, love, love swiss cake rolls.


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