Gumpaste Butterfly Cake Tutorial

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I absolutely love butterflies, they are always so pretty whatever the time of year, so for this weeks video tutorial I thought I would share with you how I make my gumpaste butterflies to add onto my cakes. Now the large Blue butterflies have always been my favourite with their electric blue colour so I thought I would make a variety of different blue butterflies in different sizes, but they can be made in any colour or style to match your cake theme.

In the video tutorial below I also show you how I added them to my cake to make it look like the butterflies were flying all over it.

Gumpaste Butterfly Tutorial

Watch the step by step tutorial below to see how to make these pretty butterflies

How to make sugar butterfly cake toppers

For the butterflies I used patchwork cutters that give a really pretty veined texture on the surface, but any cutters or butterfly texture mats will give a very similar style. You can then put your butterflies together to look like they have their wings open or create a slightly closed up butterfly, which I love, as they look like they have actually landed on the cake.

For these butterflies I coloured them using 3 different shades of edible tint. Starting with the Glacier Blue Lustre dust by Sugarflair on the wing closest to the body. I then went darker with the Ice Blue edible tint and the Caribbean Blue on the edges. This gave a really pretty gradient and really picked up that electric blue colour I needed.

gumpaste butterfly cake tutorial
gumpaste butterfly cake tutorial

I love how this cake looks, and whether you want the butterflies to be the main focus of the cake, or maybe you just want to add the odd butterfly on your cake which is covered in flowers these butterflies look so pretty and are relatively easy to make. They can be a little fiddly when gluing them together, but once they have been left to dry they are so easy to add with a little dot of royal icing.

Below is the full video tutorial. I really hope you will enjoy it and find it useful if you are looking to make your own butterflies.

Tools I used

I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here:

Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste):
Small White Stamen:
PME Foam Pads:
Modelling tools:
Wire (similar):
Edible glue:
Patchwork Butterfly Cutters:
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Glacier Blue):
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Ice Blue):
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Caribbean Blue):
Colour Splash Back Gel colour :
Ingenious Edibles Safety Seal:

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gumpaste sugar butterfly tutorial

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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