Royal Icing Butterflies

Posted on April 8th, 2009 in Other Sweets

 Blue Butterfly 

It seems I like butterflies!  (And pink & brown, judging from the amount of both them on my blog!)  I’ll be posting a tutorial I’ve now posted a tutorial about how I make decorated butterfly cookies soon; everything from the icing recipe I use for best results, to how the icing is applied on the cookie.   They are definitely one of my favorite types of cookies etc. to play around with. 

For a ‘how to’ on making these butterfly cookies click on the cookie decorating tutorial – general tips and butterfly cookies here.

 Pink n Yellow Flooded Butterfly

These butterflies bled a bit; I was using a recipe made in the cake decorating class I was taking where we worked on flooding techniques.  I’ve finally figured out that to have less bleeding happening (colors seeping into eachother), I have to make my icing less runny and it helps to use the Americolor soft gel colorings .

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