Several days in advance, start your butterflies. This will give them time to dry for a 3-D Butterfly. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of Gum-Tex with 4 oz. of fondant. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Use butterfly cutter to cut shape from white fondant. Place paper down to catch overspray. Place shape in center of paper and spray butterfly using Color Mist?. Score a piece of cardboard down center with craft knife, dust lightly with cornstarch and position butterfly on score line. Bend up each side of cardboard at a 45° angle and prop up so that wings dry in flight position; let dry.
Using black royal icing, pipe tip 3 spiral antennae 1 in. long on waxed paper covered cake board; let dry completely. Using lemon yellow tinted icing, pipe tip 8 dot head and elongated shell body on each butterfly.
Insert antennae in head. Pipe tip 1 dot eyes and outline mouth in black icing. Pipe tip 4 dots in lemon yellow icing on wings. Let dry.
If the butterfly needs to fly off the cake, attach a 6 or 8 in. lollipop stick to the back side using royal icing or even melted Candy Melts.
Rated 5 out of
Melissa R from
These are pretty easy to make and so cute! I used a 50/50 blend of fondant and gum paste and instead of spraying them with color mist I colored my fondant/gum paste blend with the gel colors. I did have some problems with the antennas breaking, but made extra for that reason and attached new antennas to the butterflies they broke off of.
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 5 out of
I used the fondant/gumtex mixture and black food coloring for the antennas, I found it much easier to handle and no breakage
Date published: 2011-08-11
Rated 3 out of
Addie Chapman from
these are really CUTE