How Do I Do This?

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ChristianCakeBaker Posted 20 May 2009 , 12:39am
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I am doing this cake for my sis-in-law for her wedding. I forgot who it is done by, but she was browsing on CakeCentral and found this cake and fell in love with it! Sooo, I am stumped on how to attach the gumpaste butterflies. I'm scared to use icing b/c they might fall off. I have never had to attach butterflies like these before, so i need some help. I thought maybe wires, but the butterflies are so fragile- i dont know if i could do that. but here's the pic- and thanks SOOOO much for ya'lls input!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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mmelyss Posted 20 May 2009 , 12:44am
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I use gumpaste diluted in water with a brush.
You can use eggwhite, tylose disolved in water...
Hope it helps!

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Rylan Posted 20 May 2009 , 12:49am
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I would guess using wires. The wires are probably attached during the process of making the butterflies so I don't think that should be a problem.

Good luck.

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1234me Posted 20 May 2009 , 12:52am
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I just recently had to do a cake with butterflies attached like that - I used melted candy mets. They dry very quickly and I was surprised at how well they held! You could also use almond bark!

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NoahLili Posted 20 May 2009 , 1:00am
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Royal icing or melted candy melts.

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Manna4 Posted 20 May 2009 , 1:03am
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It looks to me this is a fondant covered cake... I'd attached the bf with melted chocolate coatings or royal icing. icon_smile.gif

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jamiekwebb Posted 20 May 2009 , 1:06am
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I would use RI

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Frankyola Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:12am
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Originally Posted by NoahLili

Royal icing or melted candy melts.




Ditto candy melts!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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CanadianCakin Posted 20 May 2009 , 4:10am
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I would use RI for sure...but probably because I ahve no experience with candy melts

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jammjenks Posted 20 May 2009 , 4:16am
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I'd use candy melts too.

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bcake1960 Posted 20 May 2009 , 4:31am
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RI or candy melts RI if it is a warm day.. That is a beautiful cake!! Good luck! icon_wink.gif

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ChristianCakeBaker Posted 20 May 2009 , 5:22pm
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so candy melts are found on the cake decorating isle? i think i've seen them. and i've never used RI, or candy melts. But i'll practice a little to see which one is best. But thanks to everyone who posted an answer! i made a few butterflies last night- and they are SO FRAGILE! it's going to be so nerve racking to try to get them on the cake without breaking them.

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ninatat Posted 20 May 2009 , 7:53pm
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That cake is beautiful, some where i read you can make a butterfly out of a heart shape

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Loucinda Posted 20 May 2009 , 7:57pm
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As a PP stated, make sure to use RI if it is going to be a hot day - the candy melts will MELT if it is hot!

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