Blooming Butterfly Shaped Cake

Blooming Butterfly Shaped Cake

SIZE: Other (Shaped)
SKILL LEVEL: Moderate

1. Use a paring knife to cut four facing wing pieces, as shown. TIP: You may use a sheet cake or rounds to create these pieces. If desired, use a stencil to ensure symmetry across sides.

2. Ice each piece in white icing, then chill.

3. Arrange pieces on cake board to create the shape of a butterfly.

4. Apply Edible Image® elements to all wing pieces, as shown.

5. Mix batches of blue and mauve icing using Premium Gel Colors. TIP: to achieve a rich mauve tone, mix equal parts Red Red and Purple gels. Be sure to start with just a scant amount, adding more pigment if needed to deepen color.

6. Use mauve icing in a #124 petal tip to pipe flower petals, as shown, on the large upper wings. Smooth with a small offset spatula stroke.

7. Use blue icing in a #124 petal tip to overlay a second layer of petals; smooth with a small offset spatula.

8. Use white icing in a #124 tip to over lay a final layer of petals, smoothing with a small spatula.

9. Pipe finishing details using white icing in a #5 tip (upper and lower wing trim).

10. If you wish, pipe antennae onto your cake board once the butterfly is finished … use white icing in a #8 round tip.

Decorating idea by Charra Jarosz

Magnolia Assortment-White - 2 1/2" - 3 1/2" - 5"

18071
Magnolia Assortment-White - 2 1/2" - 3 1/2" - 5"

Pack/Size: 12/pkg (Gumpaste)
Unit: PK

Quantity
Red Red Premium Gel Color

48772
Red Red Premium Gel Color

Pack/Size: 8 oz bottle (12/CS) (no HFCS) (22497)
Unit: EA

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Sky Blue Premium Gel Color

22510
Sky Blue Premium Gel Color

Pack/Size: 8 oz bottle (12/CS) (no HFCS)
Unit: EA

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Tip #124 Rose

11068
Tip #124 Rose

Pack/Size: 5/pk
Unit: PK

Quantity
Tip #5 Piping

11027
Tip #5 Piping

Pack/Size: 5/pk
Unit: PK

Quantity
Tip #8 Piping

11031
Tip #8 Piping

Pack/Size: 5/pk
Unit: PK

Quantity