How Do You Make Fairy Wings?

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justgale Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:10pm
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does anyone have any suggestions and/or directions on how to make fairy wings to go on a cake using the wonder mold? I've tired using color flow once or twice without much luck. We just got an edible image machine at work, but we're still learning how to use it, and I have limited experience with fondant. But this is all about learning new things not for an order or anything, so if I mess it up it won't really mater. Any help would be appericated. Thanks,

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bakeyclacker Posted 31 May 2008 , 3:29pm
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I'm not sure how to use your tool, but as for making wings from scratch, I've done dragonfly wings with royal icing on parchment paper, let them dry, and then peeled off the parchment paper (ohh so carefully). They turn out beautifully, but are very delicate. You may want to make triple the amount you need to make sure you get two that are totally undamaged. I've also done nets this way for a pirate ship; you can get them to curve by letting your parchment and icing design dry on a flower former, or any other convex surface. Just be sure not to handle it much, and allow it to dry for a day. I hope that helps! Feel free to PM me if I can explain more!

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mocakiss86 Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 4:46pm
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Its been a long time but I have done the royal icing but on pre-cut out netting shapes. the netting or tool gives you a little more stability but still handle with care. Gum paste seems to dry hard but I don't like how the color can shift. Hope this helps.

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thomas230 Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 4:49pm
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There are a tons of creative things you can do! I don't know you personally, but I  will help to give you lots of different ideas as I generally buy from them for my kids and nephews. Good Luck!

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LisaPeps Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 6:12pm
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Bend wire into the shape you want it, then dip it in a gelatin solution. Add lustre dust to the gelatin mixture for a shine.

This book is great for fairies

Or this thread might help for not using the wire

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Loucinda Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 6:13am
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Or just paint the gelatin on a silicone mat and cut them the shape that you want them to be. That is what I do! You can color the gelatin, add disco dust to it, whatever you want. I just did a cake like that recently, I'll see if I can load the pic of it.

Here it is:

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milkmaid42 Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 9:31pm
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I did a similar wing with gelatin for my dragonfly in my pics. What is so cool about gelatin, you can cut it with scissors to whatever shape you want your wings to be. I love working with it.

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