Sparkle Butterfly Cupcakes

Idea gallery #805
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Sparkle Butterfly Cupcakes
Ingredients and Supplies
  • baked and cooled standard size cupcakes
  • buttercream icing
  • green fondant
  • shades of pink and purple fondant
  • royal icing
  • disco dust
  • butterfly cookie cutter texture set
Use a piece of heavy cardstock and fold back and forth to create deep "V" for butterflies to dry in. Lightly spray whimsical mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Gently fold butterfly in half down body and place into "V" in cardstock. Pipe body with white royal icing if desired. Repeat with all different colors of fondant and sizes of butterflies. Sprinkle all butterflies with disco dust. Allow butterflies to completely harden, several hours.
Ice cupcakes with thin layer of buttercream icing. Roll green fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness and use circle cutter the same size as cupcake to cut round disks. Place fondant on top of cupcake and smooth edges. Use small dot of buttercream to attach butterfly to top of cupcake.
Butterfly Cookie Cutter Texture Set
Butterfly Cookie Cutter Textur...
53-1007
Unit: 1 set / 7 pcs. total
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant...
77-760
Unit: 2 lb. tub
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant...
77-760
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Disco White  Disco Glitter Dust
Disco White Disco Glitter Dus...
43-1840
Unit: 5 gram jar
Leaf Green Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8011)
Leaf Green Americolor® Soft Ge...
ACR-111
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Deep Pink Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8014)
Deep Pink Americolor® Soft Gel...
ACR-114
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Violet Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8022)
Violet Americolor® Soft Gel Pa...
ACR-122
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Regal Purple Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8030)
Regal Purple Americolor® Soft ...
ACR-130
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Sky Blue Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8003)
Sky Blue Americolor® Soft Gel ...
ACR-103
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle