May 22, 2013

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Are you ready to get baking this summer?  Well below you will find some Betty Crocker’s summer cake ideas that spark the imagination and bring something special to your summer parties. Betty Crocker, America’s baking expert, is sharing five summery cake recipes that are easy to make and sure to delight.   If you are constantly on the go, but looking for fun ways to make something extra special – without spending the entire day in the kitchen – and that’s the beauty of these recipes. They’re easy to follow and help moms and dads make lasting memories with their families.

  • Ice Cream Cone Cakes – Kids of all ages will love personalizing these single-serving cakes! And this infographic shows easy step-by-step directions for making these adorable (and delicious!) cakes. 
  • Flip-Flops Cake – Personalize these edible summer wardrobe favorites with candies and fruit snacks – transforming a sheet cake into footwear that looks (and is) good enough to eat. 
  • Watermelon Cake – Your family’s favorite fruit is about to get even more popular. This melt-in-your-mouth cake offers a surprise in every bite, with chocolate chip “seeds” and a green jelly bean “rind.” 
  • Cookies n Cream Cupcakes – Perfect for family picnics, these cupcakes taste like your favorite ice cream without all the mess! 
  • Butterfly Cake – This beautiful, and fun, cake transforms a traditional birthday cake into a beautiful butterfly perfect for outdoor summer parties
Taking cues from seasonal fashions and hot culinary techniques, this season's baking trends express the carefree, playful spirit of summertime:
  • Fun and Playful – Think ruffles, layers, neon colors, patterns and unexpected shapes – like the dazzling summer dresses on the runway.
  • Unexpected Toppings – Potato chips, cereal, candy bits, nuts, coconut, berries and more are making appearances on birthday cakes, offering surprising new textures and flavors.
  • A Surprise Inside – Bakers are hiding sweet surprises like candies, colors and fillings inside summertime cakes – giving frosting fanatics reason to celebrate.
  • Mini Bites –Small bites are the big thing in summer baking. Mini-desserts like cupcakes are great on-the-go, and offer a flavorful canvas for personalized treats. 
Visit for easy, summer cake recipes, design templates and tools.

You can find recipes for Betty Crocker’s favorite summer cakes here!   I love baking and making memories while baking.  I grew up in the kitchen helping my Grandma and my Mom.  Now my kids are just as eager to learn and be in the kitchen.  Of course they love it when Mom bakes, as they get the yummy goodness!  This weekend we will be making Angel Food fruit kabobs!  

In the meantime here is my spin on the Butterfly Cake... a Butterfly Cupcake cake!

It honestly looks a lot hard than it really is.  You just need to bake 24 cupcakes according to y
 our favorite Betty Crocker cake mix.   Once cooled, I placed them on a covered piece of cardboard and followed the template I created below:

I mixed food coloring with some Betty Crocker white/vanilla/butter cream frosting.  You will probably need about 2 jars of frosting!   If you need to thicken frosting to help the consistency, just add some powdered sugar.  Spread frosting over the cupcakes and decorate as you desire!  I  placed frosting in a ziploc bag with various frosting tips to pipe and decorate mine.   Then your kids and guest can just pull apart and enjoy!

For illustrated, step-by-step instructions for the Ice Cream Cone Cakes, see this infographic.

About Betty Crocker
Since her creation in 1921, Betty Crocker has enjoyed a distinguished history as a multimedia superstar. Featured in radio, TV, print, and now online, this cultural icon has rightfully earned her reputation as the "Original First Lady of Food" and a trusted source of inspiring-but-doable food ideas. Minneapolis, Minnesota is the home of the Betty Crocker Kitchens, where a team of culinary experts develop food ideas that combine trends with consumer needs.

Since first published in 1942, more than 75 million Betty Crocker cookbooks have been sold. is one of the top websites in the food category. The website features Ask Betty, a resource that allows consumers to search the kitchen files for instant answers from Betty Crocker Kitchen Experts. Betty Crocker 's Facebook community has over 2 million fans that enjoy interacting with the brand, and millions have downloaded Betty Crocker 's mobile app. Betty Crocker branded products garner more than $1 billion in sales annually. For more information, visit


  1. wow! your butterfly cupcake cake turned out sooo good! wish I had that talent

  2. The butterfly cupcake cake is so cute! :)