At least 3 days in advance: Make 2 large royal
icing butterflies on wires. Tape wing patterns to
cake board and cover with
waxed paper. For easy
release, spray waxed paper
with non-stick vegetable
pan spray and wipe off excess with soft tissue. For butterfly, cover with tip 4 outlines. Make
extras to allow for breakage. Let dry 24 hours.
Carefully remove from waxed paper. Assemble
butterflies on waxed paper-covered board.
For butterfly body, pipe a tip 5 line, 1 1/2 in.
long; insert wire and overpipe another tip 5 line.
Insert wings and support with cotton balls to
maintain angle. Overpipe body with same tip for
head and body. Let dry completely.
Make fondant flowers. Tint 1 oz. portions of fondant blue, violet, orange and
pink. Roll out 1/16 in. thick.
Cut flowers specified in
directions using cutters from
set. Place on thick foam and
cup centers using rounded
end of modeling stick dipped in cornstarch. Roll
small balls (1/8 to 1/4 in. diameter) for centers.
Attach using damp brush. Let dry. Use assorted colors to make 10-12 each: apple blossoms, daisies and pansies using cutters from set.
Prepare base board. Using largest pan as a
guide, cut board 1 in. larger than pan on all
sides. Cover with chocolate fondant.
Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. Ice smooth
with chocolate buttercream and prepare for
to mark side scrolls: 1 on top tier, 1 1/2 on
middle tier, 2 on bottom tier. Use light brown
buttercream icing to cover main stems with
tip 7 outlines. Use green to add tip 4 side
Pipe tip 6 bead bottom borders. Attach
flowers with icing dots.
At reception: Fill 2 Flower Spikes with
chocolate fondant; insert butterflies, trimming
wires as needed to vary heights. Insert
spikes into cake.
Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.
This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the
same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The
dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower
formers for a more natural look.