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Sugar Glass Butterflies

Sugar Glass Butterflies
Click on photo for Jennifer Dontz's tutorial for making Sugar Glass Butterflies!


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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cherry Blossom Tutorial



Cherry Blossoms are easy to make and so beautiful in arrangements and as center stage on a cake. I have made them with cutters (JenniferDontz.com has some darling cutters that I have used) and by hand. This demo will show you how to make them by hand.

I use a JEM Silk Veining tool (my favorite tool!), PME star, ball tool, 26g wire, Cel pad, small sharp scissors, piping gel and a corn starch puff. I use straight Wilton Fondant for these. I have found that it works better than gumpaste.

Start with a small cone and flatten the top slightly.


Use the PME star tool has a side with a 6 point and 5 point star. Use the 5 point side to impress into the top of the flattened side.


Cut the points of the star with the sharp scissors, taking care not to cut all the way through.

Separate and flatten the petals with your fingers.


Dust your thumb and fingers with corn starch. Use the Silk Veining tool to vein and thin the petals. Use a crescent shape movement to go around each petal. I press hard into the sides of my thumb.


Take the Star tool to impress a 5 point star into the center again. Use a ball tool to gently to ruffle the edges of each petal taking care not to tear them.

Use a ball tool to gently to ruffle the edges of each petal taking care not to tear them.

Dip three stamins in piping gel and gently insert into the center. I always make a bud shape and wire "twig".


Wrap with floral tape and tape the blossoms together in a delicate branch. Make branches with 3, 5 or 7 blossoms for good balance. You can also add in leaves.






Tutorial and Photos by Denise Talbot all rights reserved 2009

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