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For French Tart and also the person who made the adorable little white cake with sparkling sugar on top. I was so enchanted with that little white cake that I bought and rounded up what I need to make some like it (hopefully). But I wanted to ask you what those sugar circles are on top of your butterfly cakes, the short cupcakes with the raspberry-colored runny frosting with what looks like sugar crystal circles of lavendar and white. Did you make them or are they are some specialty item you bought? I fear you posted so long ago you won't see this now, but thank you for posting what you did.

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Persian Berry 2011 January 19, 2012

I made this with my young nieces and it was so fun!!! Delicious too. We used a teeny tiny uptake pan (literally the Itty Bitty Baking Kit) cooked at 350 F for 10 minutes. Wonderful.

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tamalita62 August 16, 2011

Lovely and light little cakes. I halved the recipe and used two 3 inch cake pans and split each one in half horizontally to make 2 adorable little layer cakes. As they are for a friend on her 21st birthday I added rum along with the vanilla both in the cakes and in the frosting, then dusted them with sugar. I had intended on topping them with sliced strawberries before sugaring them, however my DH seems to have eaten an entire pint of berries since yesterday...Thank you, French Tart, for yet another delightful recipe. -Kari

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under12parsecs May 03, 2011

These remind me if when I was a child, but my mother would put a dollop of strawberry jam in the hole cut in the top, and covered it with vanilla whipped cream. I now make it myself but for variety put a spoonful of nutella instead sometimes. I have never tried it with buttercream.

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shooter77 January 20, 2011

Ah memories, these little buns were the first things that my big sis and I made way back when we were little girls. My mum was a wonderful baker, and we baked on Sundays for tea time. I still have my Be-Ro book all the pages are dirty and torn but I can't bear to throw it out. I made them to the recipe and they look just like my mum had made them so soft snd light. Thank you for the memories and the recipe. Made for afternoon tea 2010

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Tea Jenny January 30, 2010

this will be awesome for the party i am hosting !!!!!! :-)

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jc_97nva February 19, 2009

Reminds me of growing up in England.

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sharibudgeon February 15, 2009

These were so wonderful! All I had on had were muffin pans, so I made them a little larger and used strawberry halves as the "wings". They still turned out great, and so beautiful! Thanks for the recipe!

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cglenn2586 February 12, 2009

These little cakes were soooo goood!!! Loved them! My daughter said she would make them for me on my birthday. yum yum

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Chef Dottie #3 November 06, 2008

My friend and I made these cos we made the candied angelica this chef had posted. We made them with vanilla cream and used the angelica for leaves with cherries for flowers. Good recipe and these cakes are going to a fair to be sold. Very pretty, we want to try the rose petals next.

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ChefHann March 05, 2008
Gorgeous Little Butterfly Cakes or Fairy Cakes!