Butterflies For Cakes

Decorating By gummy_buns Updated 23 Aug 2008 , 3:41am by SUUMEME

gummy_buns Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:54pm
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Anyone have any ideas for me to put butterflys on a cake? How to do it with icing or gumpast or fondant? Or maybe just buy some at the store and put them on there? I want somthing that looks great but no to hard to do. Thank You everyone for your help!

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dragonflydreams Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 7:40pm
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. . . have you considered chocolate transfers . . .

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=278243

. . . it is explained in the comments how she accomplished the wings . . .

if you are not familiar with CT or FBCT . . . here is a tutorial for both . . .

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/111071540UEhrpE . . .

HTH

deliciously_decadent Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 10:00pm
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there are many different ways to do butterflies, my favorite is using RI and flooding. draw the outline of the wings in thick RI then thin some with water and fill the wings wait 24 hrs to dry then pipe out the body in thick RI attch two stamens for antenas and pop in your dry wings (prop them up with folded pieces of card) wait another 24hrs and done! (if you look at me ohotos there is a all white weedding cake with these butterflies) the easiest would be to either by stor ones and place them on or use a cookie cutter and fondant/gumpaste and stick on or wire

puzzlegut Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 10:09pm
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I was going to use chocolate molds and push some fondant into it to get a butterfly shape. But since I couldn't get any and didn't have any butterfly cookie cutters, I used heart shaped cookie cutters and cut out fondant pieces, cut off the tips of the hearts, and attach two together. I have the cake posted in the photos.

Bossy Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 10:16pm
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I found that the Chex cereal trail mix has tiny little pretzels that make great butterfly wings if you dip them in chocolate!

dragonflydreams Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 3:20am
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. . . these are simple, yet elegant . . . just using gumpaste, a cookie cutter and some royal icing would make these . . . very beautiful . . . http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1255772

SUUMEME Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 3:41am
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I made mine w/ chocolate, it's in my photos on the left. First copy a good butterfly off of clip art, place side. HTH.wax paper over it and then trace it w/ dark chocolate. let it dry and fill it in w/ colors. Put a thick back layer over it to give it strength then peel it off when it's dry. the underneath part is the pretty

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