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Silver Butterflies Cake


Makes: Serves 82.?

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Step 1

4 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make butterfly wings. Tape wing patterns to cake board; cover with parchment paper. Prepare royal icing following recipe directions. Use tip 3 and full-strength white royal icing to pipe eight left wings and eight right wings. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry overnight.

Step 2

Make scrolls. Thin 1 cup white royal icing with 3 1/2 teaspoons water; reserve remainder. Tape scroll patterns to board; cover with parchment. Use tip 5 and thinned royal icing to pipe one small, one medium and two large scrolls (one will be used for topper). Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry overnight.

Step 3

3 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Assemble butterflies. On parchment, use tip 5 and remaining full-strength white royal icing to pipe an elongated bead body. Insert left and right wing in body; support with crumpled paper napkins. Use tip 5 to overpipe body. Let dry overnight.

Step 5

Highlight accents and cake base. Spray butterflies, scrolls and a 1 1/2 in. wide border on all sides of cake base with silver Color Mist food color spray. Cover all areas completely. Let dry.

For scroll topper, bend lollipop stick slightly to match bottom curve of scroll. Use melted white Candy Melts candy to attach stick to scroll, leaving 3 in. extended at bottom. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes. Use tip 3 and dots of royal icing to attach two butterflies to topper. Let dry.

Step 6

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Bake and cool 6 in., 8 in., 10 in. square cakes. Cakes are 5 in. high (two 2 in. layers plus one 1 in. layer). Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions; tint teal /sky blue combination (for blue). Use spatula to Use spatula to ice cakes smooth.

Prepare cakes for stacked construction. Stack on cake base.

Step 7

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Decorate cakes. Use tip 3 and blue icing to pipe bead bottom borders. Use tip 3 and dots of blue icing to attach small scroll to 6 in. cake, medium scroll to 8 in. cake, and large scroll to 10 in. cake. Attach two butterflies to each cake.

Step 8

AT RECEPTION

Insert scroll topper.

?The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the smallest tier.

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6 x 2 in. Square Pan

6 x 2 in. Square Pan

10 x 2 in. Square Pan

10 x 2 in. Square Pan

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

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10 x 14 in. Cake Boards

12 x 12 in. foamcore board

12 x 12 in. foamcore board

Cotton Balls

Cotton Balls

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

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