*Combine Christmas Red and Red-Red for shade shown.
Position base of cupcake upside down on foil-covered board and ice smooth. Position cupcake top on board cut to fit and ice smooth.
Roll a small amount of white fondant 1/16 in. thick. Using large opening of tip 12, cut out circles. Using smallest heart from cutter set cut 2 hearts for butterfly wings. Let wings dry on cornstarch-dusted board. Position circles on cake top.
Color small amounts of fondant leaf green, lemon yellow, rose and sky blue. Make butterfly: Roll 13/16
in. ball of fondant for body, 5/8 in. ball for head. Attach with
brushstrokes of water. Cut 2 pieces string licorice 3/4 in. long and
insert into head. Roll 2 very small balls rose fondant and attach to
ends of licorice. Attach wings with brushstrokes of water. Pipe tip 1s
dot and string eyes and mouth. Position on cake top.
Roll four balls leaf green fondant 9/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/8 in. diameter.
Cut 2 pieces string licorice 3/4 in. long and insert into head. Roll 2
very small balls blue fondant and attach to ends of licorice. Pipe tip
1s dot and string eyes and mouth. Position at cake base.