New And Need Some Help

Decorating By gloritz Updated 10 Jul 2009 , 4:37pm by matthewkyrankelly

gloritz Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:25pm
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I am planning a birthday cake for September, so I have some time to think, but I want to make butterflies and daisies to go on the cake for a 3D effect and not sure how to make these, I see so many different options and not sure the best way to do this. I want them to look elegant if possibly and not just cut out of fondant or piped on. Thanks for any tips

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snocilla Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:37pm
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There is a tutorial on this site for making edible butterflies out of rice paper... it's very time consuming, but the butterflies are very realistic and beautiful! I am dying to try it, but just haven't really had the time. You can also make them out of gumpaste folding the wings back while they dry, and then paint with petal dust.

holly4409 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:57pm
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i would try gumpaste. you can color it before you make them and use luster dust.

and you could even try them now because the gumpaste won't go bad if you like it and save them for the cake in sept. and if you don't, you will have enough time to try something else


i will try to find a link for a tutorial or article...

holly4409 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:26pm
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these look pretty. like snocilla said, i am dying to try them too...

matthewkyrankelly Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:37pm
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Did you check at Fancy Flours(no spacing) They had some butterflies that might help you if you wanted to "partially make" them.

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