Can anyone help me with this? My client would like silver butterflies on her wedding cake and I would really like to make them special and do them in gelatine. I will use some fondant ones but also want the gelatine ones. Is it possible to make gelatine silver?
Here's a link to a tutorial and where you can purchase the molds (veiners). You can sprinkle silver disco dust on after you make them. You can add coloring to the gelatin before you brush it on the molds.
You can use fondant or Gumpaste, they even have isomalt (CakePlay and Global Sugar Art have molds for butterflies).
I would stick with one though if your doing a cake, pick a medium and stick with it because they all have very different looks. Up to you. I would remove the gelatin butterflies before serving.
You can also make them out of wafer paper. It's edible, very light weight and is easy to bend.
Here's a tutorial for wafer paper butterflies. If you want them silver, you would cut them out of white paper and paint it silver and add luster dust. But the directions would be very similar to these.