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Fluttering Friends Cupcakes

Idea gallery #1663
Fluttering Friends Cupcakes
Ingredients and Supplies
standard size cupcakes
buttercream icing
large star tip
pastry bag
blue rolled fondant
red rolled fondant
white rolled fondant
brown rolled fondant
Fluttering Friends Cutie Cupcake Cutters Set
Mini Accent Cutter Set
Designer Print Sheets- Lovely Variety
piping gel
pastry brush
black non-pareils
light pink rolled fondant
orange rolled fondant
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Instructions
Roll gum paste or fondant very thin. If using a pasta machine, thin to a #3. Cut pieces and allow to harden overnight.
Bird: Cut bird from blue gum paste or fondant. Cut a small piece of frosting sheet, remove backing and brush a thin layer of piping gel on the back of the sheet. Adhere sheet to a small piece of gum paste or fondant and gently press the sheet to the gum paste or fondant. Use largest tear drop shaped accent cutter to cut the bird a wing then attach to bird with piping gel. Cut the beak from light pink gum paste or fondant and attach with piping gel. Dot piping gel on the left of the beak and add a black non-pareil for the eye.
Ladybug: Brush the back of a frosting sheet with a thin layer of piping gel and gently adhere to a piece of white gum paste or fondant. Use ladybug cutter to cut the frosting sheet and also a piece of red gum paste or fondant. Use poly blade to cut the head from both pieces then attach the red head to the frosting sheet body using piping gel. Use the two smallest circles accent cutters to cut spots and adhere to body using piping gel. Place two piping gel dots on the tip of the head and place two black non-pareils on top for the eyes.
Owl: Cut owl from blue gum paste or fondant. Cut a small piece of frosting sheet, remove backing and brush a thin layer of piping gel on the back of the sheet. Adhere sheet to a small piece of gum paste or fondant and gently press the sheet to the gum paste or fondant. Use largest football shaped accent cutter to cut the wings then attach to bird with piping gel. Cut two eyes from white gum paste or fondant using the medium size circle accent cutter, two pupils from brown gum paste or fondant using the smallest circle cutter, and a beak from orange gum paste or fondant using the smallest triangle shape. Attach all pieces using piping gel.
Butterfly: Brush the back of a frosting sheet with a thin layer of piping gel and gently adhere to a piece of white gum paste or fondant. Use butterfly cutter to cut the frosting sheet. Roll a piece of blue gum paste or fondant in to a ball and another piece in to an inch long rope. Use paring knife to make marks in the rope. Attach rope (for the body) and ball (for the head) to the butterfly using piping gel. Attach black non-pareils with piping gel for the eyes. Cut dots from the smallest two circle cutters out of blue gum paste or fondant and attach to the butterflies wings.
Using a pastry bag fitted with the 1M tip, pipe buttercream icing on top of cupcake. Place hardened pieces on top of piped icing.
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