Butterfly Body Help - Due Tomorrow

Decorating By kger Updated 24 Jul 2010 , 2:12pm by cakes47

kger Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 5:09am
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Help guys! I'm not sure what to do with the body of this thing. Cake to be delivered at 9am.
LL

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infinitsky Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 5:35am
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How about adding some detail with black icing or fondant, to give it a 3D look? HTH

CarriM Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 5:38am
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I would use *something* not sure what, to make curved line indentations on the body and add the antennae.. Good luck!

klangl Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 5:59am
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Originally Posted by infinitsky

How about adding some detail with black icing or fondant, to give it a 3D look? HTH





I agree adding some black would give it some dimension, if you are going for a more whimsical look you could stripe the body with 2 different colors and pipe the edges with one of those colors, adding the antenna's will make it look different too.

I am also working on butterflies, they are giving me fits too, It was a last minute thought to add them to the cake I am making for my niece, so instead of fondant, I thought about just making some from laffy taffy and some other candies, i have no idea if it's going to work or not. I also have a back-up plan too, I did make some from royal icing, so if they dry in time I may end up using those.
Happy cakin' tonight!!

gscout73 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 9:22am
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FYI: Butterflies don't have antennae, moths do.

Sandy

klangl Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 9:28am
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Originally Posted by gscout73

FYI: Butterflies don't have antennae, moths do.

Sandy




Dang, all this time, I have been putting moths on my cakes, learn something new everyday, thanks! lol

sweettreat101 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:43pm
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I put antennas on mine. I agree outline with some black.

Uniqueask Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by gscout73

FYI: Butterflies don't have antennane, moths do.

Sandy




Every butterfly I that I get instructions for, to make have antennae, I ordered edible butterflies from Jen Dontz and she sent me antennae's with them and she also sent the instructions, I also bought the gelatin butterfly book and those butterflies, have antennae.

Edited to add: butterflies does have antennae.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Butterfly_parts.svg

cakes47 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 2:12pm
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You could paint a couple pieces of spaghetti with food colouring and stick
them in for antennas. Ditto on using a black outline too!!

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