Anyone Make The Edible Realistic Butterfly???

Decorating By diane Updated 29 May 2009 , 12:15am by alwayscake

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diane Posted 28 May 2009 , 11:26pm
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i will be doing a few for a cake next week and was wondering when would be the best time to make them?? icon_confused.gif

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__Jamie__ Posted 28 May 2009 , 11:37pm
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Ohhh, next week? I was going to suggest the "paper" butterflies from Fancy Flour. I'm using them on a cake in a few months...they look awesome!

I don't know how to make them myself short of using a mold.

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tonedna Posted 28 May 2009 , 11:46pm
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I do them in gumpaste..and handpaint them. But they can be time consuming.
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Lyndseyb52 Posted 28 May 2009 , 11:53pm
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I've made them from rice paper, coloured them with edible pens and painted with piping gel and glitter.

If you were making that kind I'd do them just a few days in advance, enough time to dry into shape...but after a week they start to curl up.

Here's a pic before I added a black fondant body

Lyndsey xx

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courtneys_cakes Posted 29 May 2009 , 12:06am
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I made mine out of color flow. Once the wings dried, I colored them by hand with food color markers (then let dry over night and did the other side). I used royal icing to attach the wings. Good luck!


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alwayscake Posted 29 May 2009 , 12:15am
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I think Leah mentioned that you googled real butterflies pictures, and have them printed in rice paper. Maybe you could pm her for more details and intructions.

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