Realistic Bee's And Dragonfly Wings???

Decorating By ChristineJ Updated 17 Apr 2009 , 4:56am by noyhoward

ChristineJ Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 4:47pm
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Hello Does anyone know how to make realistic bee's and dragonfly's wings with out doing them on rice paper. Thanks to all.

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mazz Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 4:55pm
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You might try to make the wings out of Gelatin or Poured Sugar. Also you can melt hard candy.

Hope these ideas help.

tripleD Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 4:55pm
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I really like rice paper. but I have tried thin clear made hard tack candy.

LaBellaFlor Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 4:57pm
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You can make them out of gelatin sheets. They look very real & are beautiful, but they are also very delicate.

ChristineJ Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 6:24pm
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Thank you very much. Can you please explain or is there a tutorial on how to do this on the gel sheets? Thank you all so much.

LaBellaFlor Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 5:21am
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Okay, how I learned was from Rose Levy Berenbaum's book "The Cake Bible". She actually has directions on how to make bees. The gelatin sheets you have to order all ready made, but you cut them out with an exacto knife, very carefully. When you shape your bees/dragonflys you have to put the slits where you'll put the wings before the figures harden. It's been a long time, and for some reason I can't find my book (my 4th copy by the way), but I suggest to check the book out. She is a wonderful baker & decorator.

pippilotta Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 2:00pm
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I made the wings of my dragonflys out of wires, dipped in dissolved gelatin, mixed with food color.
First, you must form the wings out of wire and then you plunge the wire loop to the gelatin mixture and carefully lift it. Put the wings in styro to dry...

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Hope that helps - sorry for my bad english...

ChristineJ Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 1:52pm
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Thank you all very much. Your dragon fly looks wonderful.

zuckerblumen Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:42am
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Hello Pippilotta, am in love with your frog, could you please tell or give a little tutorial as to how it was done, especially the lips.

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zuckerblumen Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:44am
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Hello Pippilotta, am in love with your frog, could you please tell or give a little tutorial as to how it was done, especially the lips.

Thank you. icon_smile.gif

noyhoward Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:56am
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Wow, cute cake!

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