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ozgirl42
« on: February 04, 2012 04:37:23 PM »

Made using unflavoured gelatine and a purpose made mould from cake connection.
1 tablespoon unflavoured gelatine
2 tablespoons of water
Colour of your choice
Acetate sheet or ready made moulds from cake connection
Add gelatine to water and allow to aborb for 30 minutes
Heat either in a microwave or on the stove until liquid and add colour
Use a very soft brush to paint onto acetate/mould
Wait 8 hours (it will curl off the edges when dry this may take longer on humid days)
Use a pair of scissors to neaten the shape
Paint wings using piping gel and glitter of choice. Don't use water as it will dissolve the gelatine
Make a body out of fondant or royal icing and using some piping gel or sugar glue attach to wings
Place in a 'V' shaped former to prop up wings until dry
Add to cake using piping gel, royal icing

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012 05:28:17 PM »

Wow! Those look really cool! This rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012 06:26:15 PM »

These are so pretty! I don't know if I'd be able to eat them, I think I like looking at them too much! haha!
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012 07:31:36 PM »

wow!  those are so pretty and delicate looking.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012 10:00:23 PM »

These are so pretty and would make a great decoration on anything. Thank you for sharing how they are done.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012 03:52:13 AM »

These are stunning!  Will they be used to decorate a cake?
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012 12:49:55 PM »

These are stunning!  Will they be used to decorate a cake?

Yes these are going to be for a wedding cake I am making. It's not until March but as this was a new technique, I wanted to make sure that I could do it properly. There is going to be a swath of purple butterflies sweeping up the side of the white cake. As they're gelatin, they won't go off or stale. I have the stored in a large box with desiccant in it to keep them nice and dry.

If you would like to check out their website here is a link to cake connection. They have heaps of moulds and a video on how to use them.
http://www.cakeconnection.com/catalog.php?category=Veining%20Sheets%20%28flowers%2C%20butterflies%29
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012 10:37:23 AM »

That looks very good! I love butterflies ^_^
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012 07:20:41 PM »

So so pretty
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012 06:38:41 AM »

those are stunning!!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012 07:23:26 PM »

Wow.. that's really cool! I watched the video on their website, it looks pretty simple! I wonder, do you think this would work with molds sold for candy making? (just a thin layer painted in them of course.) I have lots that I just don't ever use.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012 05:01:48 AM »

These are simply stunning! And we all know, a cake is always more delicious when it is a sweet sight!
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012 06:08:47 PM »

Those are beautiful!
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012 07:11:48 PM »

Wow.. that's really cool! I watched the video on their website, it looks pretty simple! I wonder, do you think this would work with molds sold for candy making? (just a thin layer painted in them of course.) I have lots that I just don't ever use.

I think it would work fine; can't see why it wouldn't. I'd give it a try and see how you go, the worse thing that could happen is it won't release, but then it's just a matter of popping the candy molds into warm water to soak off the gelatine and no harm done.

Go for it and don't forget to post pics! Grin
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2012 02:14:48 PM »

Those are lovely.  Do people actually eat them, though?  I'd think the gelatin would taste bland...
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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2012 03:00:23 AM »

These look amazing! Smiley
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