I have a bride who wants butterflys on the wedding cake. What would be the best way to do this? I know of two ways...cutting the butterflys from fondant with a cookie cutter and stenciling with melted chocolate. She wants to see both ways to choose what she likes better. Where would I bet a good cutter from? And what would be the best way to do the melted chocolate?
Guess I should mention that I've never done this before! lol thanks!
if you are close to a store that specializes in cake decorating, you can find all kind of cutters and with the stenciles you lay it over the cake or whatever you are using and with a spatula with chocolate go over the stencile then just peel away very slowly hope this helps
You could use patchwork cutters.. Global Sugar Art sells them.
Here's a link to a sample board I did. The butterflies in the upper right hand corner are done with the patchwork cutters. Quick and easy!!
I also used the patchwork cutters.
I then "painted" them with the edible markers. Check my photos.
Look at the butterfly cake in my photos. I got them at FancyFlours. They're gorgeous. They even have a photo of them on a wedding cake on their website!
And those gelatin butterflies look unbelievable, too...I can't wait to have the time to try my moulds for those!
I agree about the gelatin butterflies, they looks so dainty and real! (You can see through the wings!) check out the posts in the HOW DO I section by justdi - she gives a tutorial on how to do them. I can't wait till I get an order for them!
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It is the same for the butterflies - check out bobwonderbuns - she has a cake with the butterflies on it! You can get the impression mat from cake connection.com
Wafer paper (pre printed) butterflies are SO easy to do and they looks sooo pretty! If you want more info, PM me.
Thank you very much for all of the advice! The bride is my cousin so I would like to make as many butterflys as I can for the amount of money I'd have to spend. I do like the idea of using the cutters more then the wafer paper, but that's just because I've never messed with wafer paper before. Anymore more ideas are more than welcome! Thanks!