Butterfly cupcakes and some fun news


Is it too early for spring? I hope not because I want to tell you about these cute butterfly cupcakes.


They’re decorated with candy coating and a little creativity.

I’m sure you guys know I keep a lot of candy coating around for cake pops. But I also like to use it in plastic molds to easily make shapes for decoration.

Recently, I made mini chocolates with different candy coating colors and square candy molds. But don’t think you always have to buy a candy mold when you want to make shapes with coatings. An everyday item can do the trick just as well. Remember way back when I made these puppy pops using plastic spoons for puppy dog ears?

Well, I thought it would be fun to use that same concept again, but this time, using the candy as the main attraction for butterfly wings.

Oh, but I guess I should tell you. I didn’t create these for the blog and I don’t have the how-to listed below.

I know. That’s mean. I’m sorry to tease like that, but I just wanted to give you a heads up about something new.


These cupcakes are for the April issue of Woman’s Day on stands now. And I’m so excited about it.


See. Yep. That’s my little head up there.


And look under contributing editors. Umm. Angie? I guess that’s me and it feels really strange to be listed – but I couldn’t be more honored and thrilled.

So if you subscribe to Woman’s Day magazine, be warned – you might see me pop up in an issue from time to time throughout the year.


Hi. Yeah – this is kinda crazy. And fun. And just another part of this wild adventure that blogging and baking has taken me on.

Hope you guys like the cupcakes.

Additional credits: Photography – Romula Yanes, Philip Friedman; Food Styling – Stephana Bottom, Woman’s Day; Prop Styling – Amy Wilson. Cover: Jonny Valiant, photographer, Maggie Ruggerio, food styling and Cindy DiPrima, prop styling.


Here’s the cover if you want to grab the April issue.

And now – I think I need to go make this pasta.

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180 comments on “Butterfly cupcakes and some fun news”

  1. Beautiful butterfly!

  2. Such a cute Butterfly!

  3. You should of posted how to make them on here.

  4. Todos son muy grandioso

  5. I made these for my daughter’s Spring Picnic bake sale. I am not a huge fan of butter frosting so I made a vream cheese lemon frosting. It was SO GOOD!

  6. These are adorable!

  7. You should go on Cupcake Wars! I have been following your website for years and am so impressed with your creativity and talent.

    After a disastrous attempt to make cake balls using homemade cake, we bought one of your Cake Pop kits and Barnes and Nobles. SOOO much better when I followed your instructions (box cake and frosting, only 3/4 can).

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

  8. Congratulations!! I tried these butterflies but they wouldn’t come out of the spoon. Is there anyway you can make a video tutorial for this? This would have been perfect for our Easter party but I ended up using plain sprinkles =(

  9. just picked up your book last nite at my son’s book fair, I was so surprised to see it there I couldnt resist, love love love it! ty for all the great ideas you have :)

  10. Congratulations to you on your latest article!!!


  11. I got the mag and tried these on company for the 1st day of spring to rave reviews. :) Thank you for sharing with us! Lovely!!!

  12. Can I repost your article?

  13. Awesome – love them and congrats on the feature in Woman’s Day – how exciting! I’ll look for it when I go to the grocery store tomorrow :)

  14. These cupcakes will surely add fun to children’s party just like the inflatables like party inflatables richland wa

  15. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  16. I made these butterfly decorations for a cake I was them, HOWEVER I live in Florida and leaving the candy to harden and remove off spoon did not work..they all fell apart! I put them in refigerator and then they easily came out of spoon…I think this should have been put in directions. Thank you for al your wonderful ideas..Love Bakerella!

  17. Contributing editor?!? Oh my…they are SO lucky to have you, Angie! I can’t wait to see all of your adorable creations for the magazine! Yay, you!!!

  18. I really just found you from my Woman’s Day…but I bake all of the time. My husband is in the Navy and I send the baked goodies off to work with him. I have never been to your site before, but it is amazing. I have never seen your cake pops, but I am just wanting to know how to make them. They would be a great one bite treat, just the kind of thing they ask me to make. Your site is very inspiring.

  19. Perfect for spring break with my granddaughter. purchased my April issue yesterday. Thanks bunches Angie!

  20. Hello, just found out I cannot get this magazine in Australia – woud you consider scanning in your section and emailing??? Kind regards, Jody

  21. Congrats and love the cupcakes!

  22. Lovely! So excited for you!

  23. Oh wow – the butterflies are gorgeous!!! I love that they are so glossy. Can’t wait to learn how to make it – must get a copy! x

  24. That is so strange, I bought that magazine last night but hadn’t got around to reading it yet. Congrats! I’m going to read it right now!

  25. You need to add “The Wave” to your head shot! :-)

  26. Totally got this in the mail the other day and these really stood out . the only thing I wasnt sure about was tapping the chocolate out of the flipped over spoon. Tease that I got excited you were going to give a step by step..then i read. READING can be a bummer sometimes.

  27. Congratulations!!! Super excited for you. :) I can’t wait to get a copy of that Woman’s Day issue, now!

  28. Congratulations!!! Love the butterflies so much. I’ve got some spring birthdays coming up that I might just try these for.

  29. Hi, Angie! If anyone ever posted this, I missed it – its wikipedia’s definition:
    “Bakerella is genus of sixteen showy mistletoe species in Madagascar and the Mascarenes. The genus was described by the Belgian botanist Simone Balle in Flora de Madagascar,[1] 1964. In some parts of Madagascar they are an important food source for lemurs.”
    While I’d love to go to Madagascar someday, I’m quite happy visiting you, who I feel is the REAL Bakerella!

  30. Congraulations on your feature! All of your success has been so well deserved.

  31. How thrilling for you…congrats!!!!!

  32. Our world is much sweeter with you in it….I came cross you through pinterest…so Glad I linked over here . you truly have. Delightful site. read about your health, I was. Donor for. Liver….we need more donors X

  33. these are so cute! i love the idea of using something as simple as spoons for a mold.

  34. I subscribe to WD and was thrilled to see your cupcakes in this issue. They are beautiful and I hope to try my hand at making them. I hope to see more of your work in future issues. God bless you.

  35. I just picked up the magazine today! Great article, and I will definitely be making the cupcakes!!! They are so cute!

  36. Now those are ADORABLE and I love that the kiddos can do it. Beautiful layout and colors spread. I am on the hunt for that magazine! Congrats to you – I can’t imagine how excited you must be!!

  37. I’ve already commented on this post but I had to come back to tell you that I hit you up with a link to your blog from my blog. I’ve been subscribed to your blog for a couple of weeks now and it’s become on of my faves. So, definitely link worthy!

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  38. I love those plastic spoons at the corner of the magazine!

  39. Hello! :D I just mentioned you (and your amazing cake pops) as an inspiration on my new baking blog, Sugar and Spice and Everything Sparkly! Thank you for being amazing.

  40. Wow, those are so cute and perfect for spring :) I love the colors!

  41. Angie!!! These are the cutest and congratulations. I can’t wait to see your beautiful face smiling back at me in Woman’s Day.

  42. Congrats Angie!

    Hey everyone, check out this Sugarlicious giveaway at this link:

  43. This is so cute! Congrats!!

  44. Congratulations!! I picked this up Monday at Target and saw it before I even came here.. cupcakes look good too.. how did that pasta dish come out?

  45. Awesome! I love the cupcakes and all, but even more I love that your love of baking and candy making and blogging has been able to lead you to all of these interesting different options in your life. I mean, it is just so cool to see someone I know in a magazine like Woman’s Day!

  46. Angie,

    You are so creative (and super nice), I can’t wait to see what project you do every week. You are a very gifted person. Are you a graphic designer?

  47. Congratulations! How exciting to see your own face and name in a magazine! And the cupcakes are adorable.

  48. Congratulations! what a fab idea, the butterflies look so cute!

  49. Yay! for you! I subscribe and I think I received it couple of days ago and haven’t had the time to read it yet! I will read it tonight before bed!!

  50. I am so happy for you, I love the cupcakes.

  51. I ran out and picked this up and will try this weekend. Made me laugh when I paid $2.99. When I was a young girl in the 60s, I would go to the store with a quarter and buy Family Circle (.10Cents) and Woman’s Day (.15 cents). But if you will be in there every so often, I’ll get a subscription now.

  52. Congrats on the feature in Woman’s Day- I love the cupcakes but I am dying to know where the polka dot shirt you’re wearing is from! I must have one!

  53. Wow… that is so incredibly exciting, can’t wait to see this issue on the newsstands!

  54. Wow these Butterfly cupcakes are really beautiful!! I really love the bright, springy colors! Very creative and very inspiring! Keep up the great work!

  55. Congratulations to this amazing feature! Great.

  56. Congrats, Angie! I can’t wait to get my own copy and attempt to make those butterfly cupcakes. Thank you!

  57. You are soooo creative and pretty too!! Just started making cake pops and I am hooked. Can’t wait to try the cupcakes for spring.

  58. That is ingenious, using the spoons for that! I am off to Safeway and will pick up the magazine. (If its out now anyway). I was looking for something fun to do for a baby shower and this is it! I’m going to put the “wings” on a fondant baby.

  59. Congratulations! And what a cute idea!

  60. They’re just so fancy ! Congrats for the parution !

  61. Fantastic news – congrats on being featured!!!

  62. I saw that in the magazine and I got so excited! Yay for you! I love your little s[peech bbble, btw

  63. How wonderful for you! I’m buying the magazine tomorrow, just because I love your blog and appreciate you and the wonderful ideas and recipes you share with us!

  64. CONGRATS BAKERELLA!!! So proud of you! : )

  65. Congrats Angie! I will have to pick up a copy this month! My name means “butterfly” so I think I will have to give this a try…hopefully my two boys won’t mind it too much ;) As always THANK-YOU for the inspiration that you give.

  66. This is perfect. My daughter’s theme for her 1st birthday is butterflies! I’m going to make these cupcakes!

  67. Angie I just got back from the store where I bought the magazine. Now I have to go back and buy some of the

    It’s nice to know that good things happen to good people.

  68. Wow, these are cute. I love the idea.

    Congrats are due too!

  69. So exciting! Now I have two blog friends that are in the April issue of Woman’s Day! Tonya from Lovve of Family and Home is also featured in the April issue! Can’t wait to check it out.

  70. Congrats!

  71. Those are fantastic. I am so glad things are going well!

  72. Awesome!! You’re even more famous! I can’t wait to get my issue and make those cupcakes..they are adorable!

  73. I’m SOOO proud of you, Angie! What a wonderful adventure for you. I’m so glad you are healthy and happy and pursuing your dreams. God has such big things in store for you. It’s a treat for us to share in your joys and amazing recipes/creativity!

  74. Smart move Women’s Day!! I just had to go buy the magazine so that I could make these for a baby shower that I am helping with this weekend. I can’t wait to see how they turn out for me (I am no Bakerella!).

    Congratulations and thanks for all the cute, cute ideas!!

  75. Congrats Angie!! Can’t wait to see it hit the newsstand!!!

  76. These are totally adorable. Leave it to you to come up with such a fun creation!

  77. so very happy for you for your success! the butterfly cupcakes are so pretty that I don’t know that I could eat them (actually, couldn’t resist, as cute as they are, they are inevitably delicious!). your book is one of my favorite “baking” books– it’s been wonderful to make cake pops for celebrations. :)

  78. Super super excited for you!! Great things happen to great people!!

  79. Congrats on the feature! I’ve been following you for quite a few years now and it’s been great to see your progression. So many great ideas and I’m glad the world can appreciate them! much love your way!

  80. Wow! Looks super duperlicious and very colorful. Congratulations!

  81. Congrats on the magazine! Love theses cute cupcakes! You have such a great creative mind!

  82. Holy Crow..these butterflies are so beautiful! Terrific job! Any way you would share with me how to make those wings using the back of a plastic spoon?I’d sure love to make these for my fellow co-workers!
    Congrats on the Woman’s Day Magazine as well ! ! ! Yahoooooooooo! ! ! !

  83. Congratulations! Those cupcakes look amazing too.

  84. great job on the cupcakes i love your website keep up the good work :)

  85. Very good ! They look so well – Good luck. Very nice blog you hvae here.

  86. Congratulations!! I grew up reading this magazine and now I have a reason to start buying it for myself! So happy for you!!

  87. Ohhh I just love those – anyone know where i can get this magazine in New Zealand. I can’t find it anywhere. Or anyone know where a store in the US is that will ship it to NZ

    The kids and I just love making all the fun stuff you keep showing us

  88. Congratulations on your new endeavor! Gotta run to the store and pick up this issue now :)

  89. Looks delicious! And congrats for you!

  90. Cute! Even better, you can take them off of the cupcake for edible fingernails!

  91. Awesome and exciting!

  92. Congratulations! The butterflies are just so cute.

  93. Oh wow, that’s so cool! Congrats!

  94. OOH! Congrats! Cute cupcakes! So going to make these!!!

  95. GASP!! How exciting is *that*!?!!
    Congratulations!! I DO get Women’s Day…can’t wait to see it in person!
    The Whole Bag of Chips

  96. Woo Hoo! I am going to buy the magazine ’cause you are in it!

  97. Congrats! They look beautiful :)

  98. How exciting! Congratulations!

    And, to answer your question, it is never too early to be thinking of spring :-)

  99. Congratulations, it’s very well deserved! I love the magazine and you are a perfect fit!

  100. Too cute!! You are so awesome!!

  101. Super cute & easy! Great idea…thanks!

  102. I didn’t know you had a real name! ;) I guess I better go buy this issue now — to make those CUTE butterflies and that pasta too! :) Thanks Bakerella!

  103. That Bakerella, always thinking outside the box! Thank you for being such an inspiration and invoking creativity for my passion creating Cake Pops! Can’t wait to buy the Women’s Day Issue! <3

  104. I am so happy for you! How exciting!!!

  105. I Love these Bakerella! I’m sooo ready for Spring…these are sure to bring happy smiles! :o)

  106. Awesome! Congratulations! I’ve followed your blog for years and (like so many others, I’m sure) kinda feel like I know you! So I couldn’t be more thrilled about all of your recent successes. They couldn’t be happening to a nicer person!

  107. This is such great news – congratulations Angie!

  108. Oh how sweet are those cupcakes-nice and cheery :D

  109. Congratulations!
    You are the best :)

  110. Super cute ! I’m going to buy that issue for sure. Please let us know when you will be in the Women’s Day again so I can get those issues too. P.S. I love pinks and oranges-great butterflies.

  111. Yippee!

    You have such talent! I haven’t found mine yet, but you inspire me to whimsy.

    My niece (at college) is getting a cake pop kit for her birthday!

    All the best to you!

  112. Wahoo!! Congrats sweetie, that is awesome news. By th way it is never to early for spring in my book, I just love your butterfly cupcakes. {{hugs}}

  113. Another home run, well done. I have also dipped mini cupcakes in the candy melts and org cupcakes for that matter. They leave a very nice and polished finished. And who doesn’t like chocolate dipped cupcakes

  114. P.S. See? I didn’t kid’s your luscious cupcakes..and my silly grin they inspired LOL

  115. Normally, I’m not a baker – but I AM a designer & (very) ametur photography (with a mild addiction to iPhone camera apps, but I digress…) so I snapped a shot of myself, right after I opened your e-mail, today, to see the picture of these delightful, sunny creations. And I even posted it on my Flickr site (via Instagram) as a precursor to pinning your grand news & my slightly embarrassing mugshot…or, since this is cupcakes, would that be CUPshot? ;) Gratz on the news, couldn’t happen to a nicer baker :D

  116. WHOOT WHOOT for you Angie! Another super adventure for you to show your God given talents! Bless you for sharing it with all of us :) Love ALL your wonderfulness and the shirt/dress you are wearing in your pic with the polka dots is so cute too! I think you are just cute inside and out :) I bet you have sweet custard inside of you-hehe Thanks you for keeping connected with all of us Bakerella wannabees-we LOVE u to reese’s pieces! <3

  117. That’s SO awesome! I have this issue too but I haven’t read it, can’t wait to dive in now. Congratulations on this (and everything really), so happy to see you (and your creativity) in so many places. Always makes me smile.

  118. Obviously going to subscribe NOW!! So cool Angie…you totally deserve it.

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

  119. Wow. So much is unfolding for you and it’s so fun to watch!

  120. I’m so excited, Angie!!! I can’t wait to see all of your upcoming features!

  121. That is fantastic!!! They could not have chosen a better person to do this!!! So excited to see all of the amazing creations you will share! Off to buy a subscription…

  122. Congratulations!

  123. That is just too cool! How wonderful for you!

  124. Congrats! Those are adorable.

  125. Congratulations! That’s so exciting. And the cupcakes look cuuuuute!!

  126. Congrats to you!!! That’s so much fun.

  127. Fun cupcakes and you’re in Woman’s Day! You should be on the cover!

  128. Congratulations! These are just adorable! :)

  129. Yea! I am really excited! I want this magazine now! :) Congratulations! I cannot imagine how busy you must be with all you do! Those cupcakes are so cute, cannot wait to try them!

  130. so fun, and how surreal it must be to see yourself on stuff in the store!

  131. Sounds like the Universe is once again calling you out of your comfort zone and putting you in the spotlight! Shine on! Enjoy the ride…you have worked for it even though you didn’t know this was what you were working towards.
    Sincerely, Lori from Port Perry

  132. How exciting!!! Congrats :) Can’t wait to pick up a copy !

  133. I just got this in the mail and haven’t had time to read it yet! So excited to see you in there :)

  134. How exciting! These are so cute! I think they will be perfect for me to make for Easter for classrooms. I was looking for something to make! I could even take two wings and add a circle to create a bunny. I’ll be getting one.

  135. adorable!!

  136. Aww these are just adorable!! And I’m loving the look of this magazine…do you know if it’s available to purchase in the UK? I live in England and I WANT ONE!! ;-) x x

  137. Oh how amazing! Congratulations times a kajillion, Angie! I’ll be subscribing now to see more of you (great photo btw) and your awesome creations!
    And those butterflies – perfect. Beautiful, and perfect. You never fail to inspire me!

  138. Wonderful news! And the butterflies are awesome. It’s never too early for cute things to celebrate Spring!

  139. Holy Cow that’s awesome. By the way you are cute as a button. Lovely cupcakes too.

  140. What a perfectly wonderful bit of news! The only problem is that you and your cupcakes should have been gracing the cover, side wave and all. I will forgive them and buy the issue anyway.

    You deserve every morsel of success! You are one in a million and it is your turn to shine!

    Stay well and keep creating because we all adore you!

  141. Love it! Super awesome. :)

  142. Those are so cute. CONGRATS on your feature, Angie!!
    You must be so proud…!

  143. Wow, Madame Editor! How cool is that?! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the article and all that follow. You are really getting around these days and well deserved.

  144. Another Aussie who won’t be able to buy it. :(
    They look amazing and would be great for my daughters birthday later in the year.
    Well done Angie.

  145. The butterflies are very springy and cute. Another very cute and original idea. WooHoo! :)

  146. awwwwwwwww congrats bakerella……they are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sweet !

    i wish i could get a signed copy………….we won’t get that copy here in australia ! :(

  147. They are really gorgeous!! Well done =) We can’t get that mag in the UK, but if I was stateside, I would be buying it!!

  148. Congratulations on all of your success Angie! So awesome! I hope to be right there with you someday. : )

  149. These are just wonderful! :-)

  150. Those are so fun, and congrats!

  151. I am going to think it’s so weird if I hear of a magazine that has not featured you. I am thrilled that I also subscribe to Woman’s Day. Let me know if you get word that the California Woman’s Day cover is different than your cover and I will mail you my copy.

  152. That’s awesome! You deserve it. Your creations made me smile :)

  153. that’s awesome! Congrats! And very cute cuppies! :)

  154. They looks so beautiful! Congrates!
    xoxo Ronja

  155. Congratulations! That is so cool!

  156. These look so cute & fun to make!!! Congrats to you!!! :)

  157. Congratulations! Very cool!

  158. Congrats!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!

  159. So exciting! Congrats!

  160. That is super exciting and how pretty you look! So happy for you.

  161. p.s. you’re one of my greatest inspirations & heroes! :)

  162. I’ve had that pasta (or a version of it) & it’s amazing…

    Now, if my magazine would just hurry up & get here… (tapping foot impatiently…lol)

  163. So awesome! Being recognized for doing something you love and are great at!

  164. Awesome. You’re awesome.

  165. Congratulations! They look cool

  166. you are genius!!! congrats!

  167. Congrats. This is great!! Those cupcakes are too cute as well!

  168. Congratulations! I will have to make sure that I “borrow” that copy from my Mom when she gets it!

  169. Love it! I’ll have to check these out. What a great spring project w/ the kiddos. Thanks!

  170. Congratulations! Looks like a great issue — to get your section AND transform my life in 7 steps!

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