I need to make a sugar butterfly topper for a 6" cake and I have no idea where to start. I just know that I want it to be 3D, and not lie flat. If anyone has any suggestions or tips I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!
Michael's Crafts carries a product called Amazing Mold Putty. You mix the tow together and place it over the item you want to reproduce and you get a silicone mold. I am using it as we speak to make a mold of a piece of tree bark for a wedding cake. It sets in 20 minutes and you can use poured hot sugar to make candies. I believe it works for up to 500 degrees you would have to check the products website. It is dishwasher safe and food safe. If you can find a butter fly in the size and shape that you are looking for this might work. Oh and dont' t forget to look up free printable Michael's coupons online. You can save 40% I do it all the time.
I did this one with plain fondant, butterfly cookie cutter, on white floral wire, with a posy pic and floral glue. I dried the butterflies on the corner of a rectangular sheet pan to get the angle, attach to wire with royal icing. Floral glue & posy picks are awesome for creating toppers.
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Okay, I think I've got some great ideas to start with. Thanks, everyone for your help!!