Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beautiful Butterflies

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,


  1. The cookies you volunteered to make for Amanda's at i am baker project were lovely and a wonderful gesture on your part. Your daughter's birthday cake was beautiful and these latest butterflies are absolutely stunning. I can only imagine the time and care that went into them but the results are totally fantastic. You should be very proud.

  2. Thank you so much, you are so sweet!!! I went to your website and about fell off my chair when I saw those AMAZING cribs!

  3. HOw amazing are these!
    GORGEOUS Elizabeth! (and thanks for the shout-out =)

  4. These are beautiful! I can only imagine how much time they took but the effort was well worth it!