Big Cakes: Fluttering Butterflies

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Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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Exquisite fabric and feather butterflies on wires are widely available in an assortment of colours and designs and will fly over your cake to give instant impact.



Colour the sugarpaste the day before, if possible, using the 2 listed food colours, until you have achieved your desired shade.

Gently warm the jam, sieve it, then brush all over the cake. Dust a clean work surface with icing sugar and roll out the sugarpaste into a circle roughly the diameter of the cake and sides and no thinner than 5mm. Keep mo