At least 3 days in advance: Make royal icing
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 small butterfly, cover with tip 2 outlines. For
large 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
small butterfly body, pipe a tip 3 line, 1 in. long.
For large 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.