First you need to select some butterfly patterns.
Pick bold ones. They are easier to trace.
Once you have decided on your patterns, you need to print them out.
Once you've printed them, stick them on a window with the colored side facing the glass.
You should be able to see the butterflies through the paper.
With a thin black felt tip, trace out the shape of the wings, and all it's details.
Do this with all the patterns you will be using.
The more accurate you are, the better.
You will only need to do this once.
You can keep the patterns forever once they're done.
TO MAKE THE WINGS:
You need wafer paper.
And food coloring felt pens.
If you can't find these pens you can also use non-toxic felt tips.
White, not colored as colored paper is too stiff.
Now wafer paper has two sides, one is smoother than the other.
This is the side you want to be drawing on.
Lay your wafer paper over the butterfly patterns and begin to trace.
You can use any sort of color combination.
I always use the same patterns but the butterflies always come out different.
You can if you like, color in both sides of the paper, but this is quite tedious. I know. I've tried.
Once you're done with the wings, let them dry over night if possible.
When they are dry cut them out (carefully carefully carefully) leaving BOTH wings connected.
That, by the way was the most difficult part.
The rest is EASY!
Now you need to make and ice your cupcakes.
The cupcake recipe i use is above this post somewhere...
The icing recipe i use i'll post below...
But you can really use your own recipes in both cases...
It's up to you.
Once your done with the cupcakes, ice them.
I find it looks nicer to ice the cup cakes with small flowers or dots rather than just spreading the icing over the top, but that's just my personal preference.
Once they're iced, get your wings out and make a fold between the wings.
Gently place them on top of the cup cake and press down in the middle with a thin stick to liftthe wings off the cup cake slightly.
Add two flower stamens as the antennae.
AND THAT'S IT!!