Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Butterflies and Other Cupcake Decorations

Contrary to what some believe, cupcakes don't have
to be boring! Be creative and come up with new ways to decorate them. I found
these beautiful, edible butterfly decorations at

They look to be very easy to make, and the outcome is
positively stunning! They would be perfect for a little girl's birthday party or even a ladies luncheon!

Another idea you might try for cute decorations is stainglass shapes. They are simple to make, but they do need to be made in
advance to allow for hardening.

To make stainglass, edible decorations, follow these instructions:
Draw flowers or shapes that you intend on making on a sheet of paper and tape a sheet of baking paper over the top of the drawing sheet. This will become your template for making shapes.

Make the piping mixture like this:

1 egg white, 250g icing sugar, 3 teaspoons lemon juice, food coloring

1. Lightly beat the egg white with a
wooden spoon.
2. Gradually add sifted icing sugar and beat until you
have a smooth paste.
3. Add 2 teaspoons lemon juice slowly until the
mixture has a slightly stiff piping consistency. If the mixture is too runny it
will be difficult to work with.
4. Cover the surface of the frosting
with cling wrap to prevent if from drying out.
Use a piping bag with a 1mm or 2mm piping tip and
carefully pipe the outlines of your shapes. Set shapes aside to dry. Gradually add more lemon juice to the mixture until it is thinner and easier to spread evenly. Divide the mixture into a bowl for
each color you intend using. Add a different food color to each bowl.
Pipe, or flood the colored icing inside the shape outlines. Make sure the bowls are kept covered otherwise the mixture will dry out. Leave the sheets to dry overnight.

You can find this and more ideas for cupcake
decorations at:
Have a great day!

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