Butterfly Cupcakes

These sweet butterflies are almost too cute to eat. Almost. Use your imagination to create colorful butterflies with different types of candy.

Serves: 22Prep: 30 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 22


  • Cupcake liners
  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 can icing
  • 1 bag mini pretzels
  • M&M's® Milk Chocolate Candies
  • Black licorice


  • Kids: Place cupcake liners in muffin tins.
  • Kids: Prepare cake mix according to cupcake directions. Adults may need to help with cracking eggs. Make sure to wash hands after touching raw eggs!
  • Kids: Divide batter into cupcake liners, filling them about 2/3 full.
  • Adults: Bake according to package directions. They’re done when a toothpick stuck in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool at least 30 minutes before decorating.
  • Kids: Ice cupcakes. Create butterfly wings with pretzels. Add a body and head with chocolate candies. Finish with licorice antennae! Store leftovers in an airtight container.