3 or 4 days in advance: Make butterflies. Separately knead 1 in. balls of neon yellow and neon pink fondant with 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex each. Knead a 1/2 in. ball of neon purple fondant with 1/4 teaspoon of Gum-Tex.
For wings, roll out yellow and pink fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using large Cut-Out, cut 2 pink hearts for each butterfly; using medium Cut-Out, cut 2 yellow hearts for each butterfly. Attach yellow to pink heart with damp brush. With craft knife, trim 5/8 in. from bottom of hearts.
For antennas, roll very thin 3/8 in. long logs of purple fondant; attach tiny balls at one end with damp brush. Reserve remaining purple fondant.
Let all dry on cornstarch-dusted surface. When wings are dry, attach 2 sets together with thinned fondant. Prop at an angle with crumpled paper towels and let dry.
To cover cakes, combine 6 oz. white fondant each with 1 in. balls of neon pink, yellow and purple fondant.
For stems and leaves, tint a 3 in. ball of white fondant green using Kelly Green Icing Color. Prepare 1-layer cakes for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream. Cover cakes with the pastel purple, yellow and pink fondant mixtures; smooth.
sponging technique, dab cake tops with matching Brush-On Color. Mark center of cake tops with knife. Using matching neon colors, roll 1/4 x 4 in. long logs. Form loops and position at each petal division. Leave a 1/2 in. opening at each flower center.
Roll out matching neon colors 1/8 in. thick and cut a large and medium daisy for each flower center, using Cut-Outs. Insert daisies in center opening. Roll a 3/8 in. white ball and attach for flower center. Cut a 1/4 in. hole on cake sides, 1 in. from bottom.
Using green fondant, roll 1/4 x 6 in. long logs for each stem; insert in hole. Roll out green fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut a free-form leaf with craft knife; use veining tool from set to create veins. Position on stem.
Using reserved purple fondant, roll a 1 1/4 in. long log for each butterfly body, and a 3/8 in. ball for each head.
Attach to wings with thinned fondant.
Attach antennas with thinned fondant. Position butterflies.
Find the tastiest way to give flowers this spring. Beautiful blue blossoms are made using gum paste and are displayed in individual yellow fondant-covered cake flower pots. The flower pots are easy to bake using the Wilton Flower Pot Mini Cake Pan.
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