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There is no denying that these Butterfly Cupcakes are a fun and creative treat! This is one simple cupcake recipe that the kids can easily do!

Baking in the kitchen is a great way to make delicious memories and have fun! Use this fun cupcake recipe as a yummy treat and a fun craft for the kids!

The trick to these fun cupcakes is that you get to use ones that are already made. That means you can make homemade ones or pick up premade ones at the store.

Butterfly Cupcakes

My boys are always excited about cupcake desserts, which they can easily be a part of as well. All they have to do is decorate – and eat!

You could make this a fun dessert to create as a family or have them ready and waiting for the kids. I also think these would be super cute to have at a birthday party for the kids to create and make independently.

This means that you would need to have the ingredients on hand – and let the kids get creative with making their butterflies on top!

What is the best way to store decorated cupcakes?

Have you ever spent hours decorating cupcakes with intricate designs, only to find they lost their beauty the following day? It’s a heartbreaking experience that many bakers have gone through. However, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

One of the best ways to store decorated cupcakes is in an airtight container. This ensures that the cupcakes stay fresh and delicious for extended periods.

It also helps keep the decorations intact and prevents external moisture from seeping in.

Whether you’re storing cupcakes for a special occasion or for personal enjoyment, this little trick will make a big difference!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Simple Butterfly Cupcake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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What is the difference between fruit preserve and jam?

Have you ever wondered what separates fruit preserves from jam? While they are both delicious spreads made from fruit and sugar, there is a technical difference between them.

Fruit preserve typically contains larger chunks or pieces of fruit with a softer texture and a thinner consistency. Jam, on the other hand, tends to be smoother and more even in texture, with the fruit being crushed or mashed.

So next time you spread a sweet, fruity condiment on your toast, you’ll know whether it’s a preserve or a jam!

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Butterfly Cupcakes Recipe

Butterfly Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Bufferly Cupcakes Recipe is a dessert and craft all in one!


  • 1 small box (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 dozen cupcakes, yellow or white
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free preserves (raspberry or strawberry)
  • powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Make pudding according to package directions, using fat-free milk. Let set in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  2. Follow the steps below that match the following steps to make the butterfly cupcakes:
  3. Cut a cone shape from the top of each cupcake.
  4. Set the cone aside but don’t eat it!
  5. Fill the cavity of each butterfly cupcake with 1 tablespoon of pudding.
  6. Cut cones in half to make wings.
  7. Place two halves, flat side down, on each cupcake to represent butterfly wings.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 397mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 2gSugar: 50gProtein: 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 9/18/2023

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Saturday 3rd of September 2011

Wow they look so yummy! I made these too this week :)


Monday 20th of June 2011

These look so cute. I am going to give these a try. I suppose you could vary the pudding to all sorts of flavors. I love adding fun to everyday occasions and these would do it.

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