Butterfly Mini-Tutorial

Thought I would share my process for making some beautiful butterflies. I cut out gumpaste butterflies with just regular cookie cutters. Line the inside of a cardboard box with wax paper, and put butterflies along the corner. this will let them dry with their wings part way up. Let them dry completely. Then, use black icing color to outline, and paint veining. Once the weining dries you can add color. For a beautiful iridescent butterfly (you can't really see the irridescence in the pic, sorry!) brush with luster dusts. For a bolder butterfly, like the Monarch, fill in with more icing color "paint". Enjoy!


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