How To Make Butterfly Antennae For Cake?

Sugar Work By AmeliaBedelia Updated 24 Oct 2008 , 2:51pm by AmeliaBedelia

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AmeliaBedelia Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:07am
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I'm making a birthday cake for my two daughters, ages 3 & 5. Their birthdays are a week apart, and we're having a little family get together this Saturday. I'm making an 8" round 2-layer cake with a butterfly cake on top, made out of a 6" round cake. The cakes are already baked, just not decorated yet.

I was thinking I could make some sort of candy/sugar antennae to stick into the butterfly's head. How do I do that? I remember reading in a cookbook somewhere about making hard candy, so I have a general idea, but can't remember the details.

What do I use & how do I do it? I don't really care what color it will be, although if it's possible to add food coloring to it, that would be nice.

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DianeLM Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:36am
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You can pipe royal icing onto dry spaghetti.

Attach a round tip to your decorating bag. Slide the noodle into the bag through the tip. As you gently squeeze the bag, pull the noodle out. It will be covered with icing! That's what was done here:

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AmeliaBedelia Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 2:51pm
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Thank you, that does look like a good way, but I was hoping to make more of a hard, clear sugar candy-type antennae. Last night I found my cookbook that describes & pictures the different hardness stages. However, it doesn't have a recipe for hard candy, just recipes for other items which require a particular hardness stage, like saltwater taffy, divinity, peanut brittle, etc...

These all have sugar and corn syrup, which may be what I need to make the butterfly antennae, but they also have other ingredients for their particular recipes, like butter, which I'd guess I would not need.

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