Pretty fabric butterflies transform a plain-Jane cake into a marvelous tiered wonder -- and there's nary a pastry tip in sight. Simply slide the wired section of each fluttery beauty into a fondant-covered cake, clustering the butterflies here and there for the most dramatic look. Tied around a cake knife, a ribbon in a matching hue completes this super-easy -- not to mention easy on the wallet -- makeover.

Butterflies, Floral Trims Inc. Cake stand, Bia Cordon Bleu, Fuchsia ribbon, Tinsel Trading Company, 212-730-1030.

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Martha Stewart Member
February 8, 2009
planning on making this beauty (cake) for Savannah