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!