How Do I Make Butterflies On A Cake?

Decorating By sheilasite Updated 8 Jun 2010 , 1:51am by tinygoose

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sheilasite Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 6:24pm
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Hi - I need to make a really elegant cake with butterflies
all over it, I have a chocolate mold for butterflies but not a fondant
mold, is there a way to make really pretty fondant butterflies by hand
that I can then either brush with edible dust or spray with some edible
colored sprays? I am a novice and not sure how to make really pretty
edible fondant butterflies so any tips would be greatly appreciated! Or
if there is another edible product I should use to make my butterflies
I would love any tips!

thank you!

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JodieF Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:19pm
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You can order gorgeous rice paper butterflies from I used edible glitters on mine.


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Karen421 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 1:02am
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If you want to make them, you can get a cutter or mold.

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Montrealconfections Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 1:32am
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I've used all gum paste, royal icing & rice paper, the most realistic by far is the rice paper. I print & cut my own less expensive and I can format the color or size I need, I spray them with PME luster spray very pretty.

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tinygoose Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 1:51am
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I made this one for a 1st birthday. Just used cutters and laid them on the corner of a cookie sheet to dry. I used straws and icing tips for the holes. I sort of remember Cake Girls doing one with white fondant butterflies all on one side of a wedding or shower cake before. It was elegant and simple.

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