For these butter cake flavored cake pops, I used a cupcake mold to achieve the shape. I first dipped the bottom into chocolate candy melt, and when it dried, I dipped the top into pale pink candy melt.
Here they are before any embellishments:
I needed to "jazz" them up so I dusted each cupcake with pink shimmer dust (look closely):
They still weren't jazzy enough for me so I added lavender sugar sprinkles:
Next, I marbleized pink fondant, stamped out butterflies, and shaped the wings.
Once the butterflies were allowed to set, I gave each butterfly a white sugar-pearl head. All the butterflies also received a coating of glimmering pixie dust:
I attached the butterflies to the cake pops using pink candy melt and arranged all of them in a wooden basket with a bright pink bow.
And since I had one butterfly left, I placed it in the middle of the bow.
I really just wanted the butterflies to be able to fly away on their own.....
Butterflies drink nectar, but nectar comes from flowers, so I add a ring of pink and yellow orchids around the outside of the cupcake bouquet. When I showed up to deliver the butterfly cake pop basket, all the young girls swarmed me. I was so happy to see their delighted faces since I don't usually don't get to see the reactions! :D
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IVY!!!