Butterflies...how To Create?

Decorating By phb55 Updated 7 Aug 2008 , 4:44pm by Lady_Phoenix

phb55 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 4:22pm
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The big 50 is coming up for my sister, and I want to make her cake. She has a butterfly garden and I'd like to know the easiest way to create different kinds of butterflies to put on her cake. Any suggestions are welcomed.

Thank you.

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TheCakeGirl87 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 4:36pm
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Sorry I am no help but I would also like to know how to make the butterflys!

CakeWhizz Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 4:38pm
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Cutters! In particular patchwork cutters where you can get a butterfly set! I also recommend you getting Peggy Proschen's book, and she demonstrates how to do butterflies with royal icing. I did a cake recently where I used four different kinds of butterflies. Feel free to browse my photos.

springlakecake Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 4:38pm
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Here is how I do mine:


But I have also seen very nice ones done from rice paper, gumpaste or royal icing!

Lady_Phoenix Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 4:44pm
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You can use push ,molds, patchwork cutters, cookie cutters to form them, or pipe them from royal icing. You can combine forms to give the look of different kinds of butterflys. There is a tutorial here on CC that tells you how to make them of velum or edible paper as well.

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