Butterflies are delicate creatures that are known for the beauty of their colorful wings. They are often associated with fairies and magical creatures in popular fiction. Images of these winged insects have long been popular in the fashion world, and butterfly motifs also serve as excellent decorative pieces. They are also popular in the world of decorative bakeries, and butterfly cakes are widely in demand for their universal appeal. Whether it is for a birthday or a wedding, an anniversary or some other occasion, a butterfly cake can be just the thing you need to make the event extra special. You can have plenty of choices when it comes to choosing designs for a butterfly cake. A three-tier cake can be adorned with multi-colored butterflies swirling over its side in a spiraling fashion. The butterflies can be fashioned out of icing or they can be artificial. Sometimes the butterflies can also be of a single color of your choice, such as pink or purple. Alternatively a single tier white colored cake can be decorated with pink or red butterflies.