1st Birthday Fairy Bug Cake

For my first great grandchild Mikayla's first birthday. Gumpaste fairy bug and flowers.

Comments

JaneK Says... 8 years ago

that is the cutest!!!! if you would be willing to share how you did the the wings please PM me..I would love to try one..your work is fabulous

ShirleyW Says... 8 years ago

#32 gauge floral wire bent to the shape of a wing, so you have two pieces of wire at bottom, twist these tightly. 2 t. Knox gelatin sprinkle over 1/4 c. water, let set 5 min. put cup with gelatin into a pan of simmering water, heat and stir till clear. Dip wing shaped wire into gelatin, pull over the side of the glass cup rim. Lay on acetate paper to dry, dip again if it seems too thin. Dry again and leave clear or paint with Luster dust thinned with Everclear. Dry and attach to gumpaste Fairy.

JaneK Says... 8 years ago

Thanks very much!!! I don't know what Everclear is..new to decorating :) I am going to try!

ShirleyW Says... 8 years ago

Everclear is a grain alcohol you can buy at liquor stores in California. Not sure about other states. It dries quickly because it has a high alcohol content. The reason I say to drag the wing against the cup edge or rim when removing from gel is because if you lift directly from the middle the gelatin breaks as soon as the air hits it.

JaneK Says... 8 years ago

Thanks very much!! You must be very busy..tons of your beautiful work on CC

ShirleyW Says... 8 years ago

Thanks

JaneK Says... 8 years ago

Thanks very much!! You must be very busy..tons of your beautiful work on CC

ShirleyW Says... 8 years ago

Thanks

JaneK Says... 8 years ago

that is the cutest!!!! if you would be willing to share how you did the the wings please PM me..I would love to try one..your work is fabulous

ShirleyW Says... 8 years ago

#32 gauge floral wire bent to the shape of a wing, so you have two pieces of wire at bottom, twist these tightly. 2 t. Knox gelatin sprinkle over 1/4 c. water, let set 5 min. put cup with gelatin into a pan of simmering water, heat and stir till clear. Dip wing shaped wire into gelatin, pull over the side of the glass cup rim. Lay on acetate paper to dry, dip again if it seems too thin. Dry again and leave clear or paint with Luster dust thinned with Everclear. Dry and attach to gumpaste Fairy.

JaneK Says... 8 years ago

Thanks very much!!! I don't know what Everclear is..new to decorating :) I am going to try!

ShirleyW Says... 8 years ago

Everclear is a grain alcohol you can buy at liquor stores in California. Not sure about other states. It dries quickly because it has a high alcohol content. The reason I say to drag the wing against the cup edge or rim when removing from gel is because if you lift directly from the middle the gelatin breaks as soon as the air hits it.


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