I love butterflies in all forms. I did my daughter's room in butterflies, painted a series for her bedroom wall, and did her first birthday in butterflies. Here is the dress I made for her party. I just think butterflies are so beautiful.
The first cookies I ever did were... butterflies! I had stumbled upon one of *the* most incredible cookie decorators, Marian of Sweetopia. My love for decorated cookies had already begun but when I saw her butterfly cookies, I was smitten. It was then that I started experimenting and did these cookies, my very first decorated cookies, for my daughter's first birthday party.
Then when Amanda of I am baker asked for volunteers to send cookies to families who needed cheering up, it was these bright butterflies that I decided upon.
So as I was trying to decide on another butterfly cookie to do, I stumbled on a fabric design online. I knew right away that I would be using that design as inspiration for my cookies. I had previously been thinking of something along the lines of pastels with brown details, but that quickly went out the window when I saw these sweet little monarchs.
Now, I really really wished at that moment that I had a different butterfly cookie cutter. I only have the one with the rounded edges so I was a little disappointed that I didn't have the shape above, because I put SO MUCH time into these cookies. I'm a little embarassed to say how long it took me to decorate 6 butterfly cookies. So I'm not going to. I'll just let you wonder.
I guess I'll have to order the other cutter online now. Because I'm definitely making these again! They were so fun to make.
Keep it sweet,