Does any one know of any tutorials or great books that would show how to make gelatin butterflies and ribbons, etc...?
There is a tutorial here on Cake Central actually. Check out the link on my signature, there is a tutorial link somewhere.
As for the books, there is a website, I just can't remember it right now.
Loucinda is the best person to answer your question.
Here is the link to the posts on how to do it:
The book is called Gelatin in Bloom - by Diane Simmons and Michaelle Stidham you get it a cake connection dot com (take out the spaces and use a . in the dot space)