Edible Butterflies

Baking By Katiekatiekatie Updated 6 May 2009 , 9:58pm by Anntee

Katiekatiekatie Posted 4 May 2009 , 5:51pm
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Does anyone know where I can purchase NICE! edible butterfly decorations?
Thanks,
Katie

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Katiekatiekatie Posted 5 May 2009 , 3:19pm
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Thanks those are great...

I am actually going to attempt to make some!

cylstrial Posted 6 May 2009 , 11:57am
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Those are pretty sweet! I knew that you could buy flowers, but not butterflies!!

lomfise Posted 6 May 2009 , 12:05pm
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You can make them out of RI yourself and then get whatever colours and shapes you want.
Make the wings seperately and let dry over night, then pipe out the body and insert the wings at an angle (withsomething underneath for support) so they aren't just flat.

Anntee Posted 6 May 2009 , 3:41pm
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Originally Posted by lomfise

You can make them out of RI yourself and then get whatever colours and shapes you want.
Make the wings seperately and let dry over night, then pipe out the body and insert the wings at an angle (withsomething underneath for support) so they aren't just flat.



Is there a tutorial or directions to make those RI butterflies? TIA icon_smile.gif

lomfise Posted 6 May 2009 , 4:29pm
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I found a tutorial in Mich Turner's book Spectacular Cakes (which has some great recipes too) but I'll try and explain.
Draw or print the outlines of butterfly wings on paper, then put the paper in a plastic folder (or use waxed paper, shiny side up).Trace the outlines with royal icing and let dry for about ten minutes. Then with a thinner royal icing flood (fill) in the wings with the desired color. While the royal icing is still wet, you can add details with anouther colour.
Let the wings dry overnight.
Carefully peel the wings from the plastic or waxed paper. With royal icing pipe a head and body onto clean plastic or waxed paper and then attach the wings onto the body at an angle with something underneath for support. Leave to dry overnight.
Once you catch on to the idea, it's really not that hard. Here you can see my own example of this technique. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1348230

I hope this makes sense to anyone but me, otherwise just ask again icon_lol.gif

Anntee Posted 6 May 2009 , 9:58pm
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Thanks for the explanation. It's very clear and I'm going to give it a try! icon_smile.gif

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