Flight of the Butterfly…

Cake course … week 3 – butterfly cake… 

Last time in cake class we iced a round cake, so this time we had to ice a square one… now that was interesting!  Mine was square-ish …

The first job was to cut butterflies from flower paste and leave them to dry while we iced the rest of the cake.  Then, we embossed butterflies all over the cake and cake board and painted them in different colours using powdered food colours mixed with alcohol…

I was really rushing towards the end of class and was virtually speed painting… but unfortunately still didn’t manage to finish painting my butterflies in time. All my flower paste butterflies crashed and burned so I had nothing to stick to my cake …

Next time I think I should drink the alcohol … it might improve the look of my cake! 


 Still, once I added some beautiful blushing bride ribbon from Stampin Up around the base of the cake it finished it off… and hid some of the rough edges… 


Keeping with the butterfly theme, I made a vintage butterfly card for my friend, Jackie, for her birthday…

I used one of Jackie’s favourite designer series paper from Stampin Up, which has sadly now retired, but it is so beautiful I just had to use it. 

One of her favourite colours is green, so I added some of the beautiful seam binding ribbon in pear pizzazz, and a designer button in so saffron tied with some linen thread completed the card. 

We had a lovely day together last weekend.  We visited a craft fair in Port Sunlight, and went for lunch at the local French restaurant – Le Petit Bistro – delicious!  And then it was back to my house to cut into the cake! 

I’ve still got a lot of improving to do, but bit-by-bit I can see my cakes are getting there…

Thanks for dropping by today


One Comment to “Flight of the Butterfly…”

  1. This card is just perfect! Beautiful green bow and my favourite dsp – what more could a girl ask for? Oh yeh – cake!!! and that was delicious too !!! Thanks again Gill for a fabulous day xxx

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