Butterflies, Please Help!

Decorating By ladybuglau Updated 12 Oct 2011 , 1:13am by ladybuglau

ladybuglau Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 9:13pm
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Hi All!
There are several different types of butterflies on this cake that a very specific sweet sixteen-er wants. Any suggestions on what exactly they're made of and how to do it??

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ladybuglau Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 11:08pm
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Please help!!!!!!!!

Goreti Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 11:21pm
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They look like they are made of rice paper. There is a tutorial here on cc--http://cakecentral.com/articles/76/how-to-make-realistic-edible-butterflies
You may also want to take a look at http://www.clockworklemon.com/2011/06/gum-paste-butterfly-tutorial.html--these are gumpaste butterflies
Hope this helps.

Jillfcs Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 11:21pm
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The blue ones look like rice paper. Following is a "how to" posted on Cake Central (http://cakecentral.com/articles/76/how-to-make-realistic-edible-butterflies). The white ones look like gumpaste.

CarrotJockey Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 11:24pm
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shanter Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 11:33pm
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Here's a suggestion if you would like to buy some delicate butterflies for cakes. I think this site may be blocked by Cake Central, but try putting f-a-n-c-y f-l-o-u-r-s in a Google search (without the hyphens); it should be the first site that comes up. On their site, in the search box, put "wafer paper butterflies." I've always had good luck ordering from them.

shanter Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 11:47pm
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P.S. I can't see the cake pictures. The links take me to the Google Images main page--no images.

ladybuglau Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 1:13am
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Thank you sooooooooooo much CarrotJockey!!! I saw the tutorial using the rice paper but I haven't been able to find it anywhere and the gumpaste ones in the tutorial you posted look amazing. icon_biggrin.gif

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