How To Make Royal Icing Butterflies

Baking By mishlove Updated 25 Feb 2010 , 2:01pm by sweetcakes

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mishlove Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 5:43pm
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I saw on Posh Pastries site that she makes these Butterflies out of RI. Can someone explain how to do that? I just love the way the wings stand up. IS it done in a mold?

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JudyDP Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 5:59pm
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There is, possibly, a turorial here, but I have read that the wings and body are piped separately and dried. Then, "glued" together with royal icing while being supported in the position that you want. HTH

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pattycakesnj Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 7:25pm
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Martha Stewart explains them in her wedding cake book. (maybe check her website) JudyDP is correct, the wings are done in pieces then glued together. HTH

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sweetcakes Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 2:01pm
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Its the same method as the color flow technique in Wilton Course 2 class. Outline with royal, thin down then flood in. wings are done seperately and when dry positioned into a royal iced body. In the class you would use colour flow icing, but royal does the same thing.

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