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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monarch Butterfly Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

270 cupcakes, a two tiered cake, and probably a solid month making gelatin butterflies.  To say I grew attached to this project is probably a bit of an understatement...I was almost sad to see the little guys go!

When Kelly and Doug told me that they would be releasing real Monarch butterflies at their wedding in (my fave state) NJ, and that they wanted Monarchs on their cake, I knew I would have to go above and beyond and find a new way to make these butterflies look as real as possible.  After a ton of research online, I found the perfect solution...gelatin!  By using colored gelatin on specially made mats, I was able to make orange and yellow butterflies that, with some edible food dye and fondant bodies, turned into lovely, delicate butterflies!

I was so excited to learn something new, and when it culminated in such a beautifully put together wedding, well, that was just the icing on the cake!



Congratulations, Kelly and Doug!

7 comments:

Helena said...

WOW! Oh my god, these are absolutely stunning - truly a work of art! Your talent is amazing! :)

Shredder said...

Melissa, I'm amazed yet again. Those butterflies are incredible!

Cake Hero said...

Hahaha, thanks Shredder! : ) And Helena, thanks to you too!

Anonymous said...

amazing!! i don't know how you do it. you truly are a cake hero. - katie hm

Janelle said...

These are gorgeous! I can't believe you can eat them.

Boogie Brand Booze said...

My tongue is juicing up.

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Those butterflies are awesome! Any chance of a "how-to" post??

Love you work!