Arrine turns one next week. We decided to make her a cat cake. Well, I decided. I thought I should get a cat cake in before Arrine is old enough to say that she doesn’t want a cat cake!

My friend Jessica lent us a cat face cake pan. Since we are using purple as a theme for the party we were trying to figure out how to incorporate purple into the cat cake. We measured the cake pan and realized that it wouldn’t provide big enough pieces of cake for everyone so we decided to make some cupcakes to go along with the cat cake and ice the cupcakes purple.

So I was flipping through my recipes today, looking for a good icing recipe, when I came across an article from Canadian Living that amm tore out for me many years ago. The article was for BUTTERFLY CUPCAKES. Done and done. Arrine is getting a cat cake with purple butterfly cupcakes!!