Hi everyone, I have a friend who wants butterflies (not alive) both sitting on her wedding cake, as well as attached to wire of some form hovering above her cake.
Does anyone know where i can purchase butterflies, or should i make them out of gumpaste, and then how do i attach them to something that will create the flying effect over this cake? Any help / suggestions are greatly appreciated!
You could use wafer paper ones:
Don't stick the wires directly into the cake. Plug the end of a tiny straw (like a coffee stirer) with fondant or melted chocolate and put the wire in that.
Best of luck!
AI hand-cut a butterfly from fondant once and left it to dry in the wings-up position by cradling it in paper that I folded up accordion style. Just be sure you WAIT FOR IT TO DRY! I didn't wait long enough (about 8 hours) and I broke the dang thing where the wing joined the body and then had to jimmy rig it back together.
i just bought some from Cal Java Online for a pretty low price. I am going to try my hand at making some, but I like to have a back up plan
I have seen some incredibly realistic looking butterflies made from unbreakable gel.
AUnbreakable gel? I'm intrigued.
butterflies made from unbreakable gel
Not sure if you mean gelatin. . . . . .
manddi, Check this thread:
http://cakecentral.com/t/630413/how-to-make-gelatin-bows-flowers (That's the first thread I ever read on CC.)
AOh! Gelatin! I've played with it a little bit... Not much. Thanks for the great links!
Unbreakable gel is not gelatin. Google Adele's unbreakable gel. It was developed by a cake decorator.