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butterfly cake Line breaks: butter|fly cake

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Definition of butterfly cake in English:


A small sponge cake with its top cut off and divided into two pieces, which are then fixed to the cake with buttercream at an angle to resemble a butterfly’s wings.
Example sentences
  • Pictured here (clockwise from black Fendi handbag) are yellow Pucci cake, Marc Jacobs butterfly cake, Missoni eclair and an Alberta Ferretti pale green macaroon.
  • Bakers prepare everything from breadsticks and banana bread to tiered wedding cakes - or a butterfly cake, if you prefer.
  • The butterfly cakes with fresh raspberry cream are going down a treat.
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