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Butterflies perched on top of a cake


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A photo of the finished butterflies.

I made them with pastillage rolled very thin and cut with a cookie cutter. The wings were dried over cotton balls to curl. I used luster dust mixed with a drop or two of water to paint them, then glued them together with royal icing. They were also glued to wires, so they would appear to "float" above the cupcakes.

I have to admit, the "wow factor" was certainly achieved!

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Well done - they're gorgeous.  Did they hold up well?

Thank you.

Yes - the butterflies have held up well.

However, I didn't load the cupcakes into the boxes and place the butterflies on top until the morning of delivery. I didn't want the butterflies in the refrigerator.

I will follow up with one of the recipients to see how they held up a few days later.

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Well done - they're gorgeous.  Did they hold up well?

Thank you.

Yes - the butterflies have held up well.

However, I didn't load the cupcakes into the boxes and place the butterflies on top until the morning of delivery. I didn't want the butterflies in the refrigerator.

I will follow up with one of the recipients to see how they held up a few days later.

I just spoke to a woman who was given one of these gifts - she placed her box in the refrigerator overnight with the butterflies on the cupcakes. The butterflies were fine, still firm and not absorbing moisture yet.

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