Jem Lacy Butterfly Tutorial – Guest Blog by the super fantastic Charlotte from Let’s Eat Cake
Charlotte has done a step by step on using the gorgeous JEM Lacy Butterfly Cutters for us so here goes… we hope you like it and give them a go yourself. You can check out Let’s Eat Cakes page HERE!
What you will need:-
- Non-stick board
- PME Roller Pad
- JEM Lacy Butterfly Cutters
- Small non-stick rolling pin
- White Vegetable Fat (You can buy it from your local supermaket)
- Pin or Scribe Tool
Roll out the gumpaste fairly thinly, around 1mm in thickness.
Just to give you an idea of thickness.
Smear a light coat of white vegetable fat over the rolled gumpaste.
Place your chosen cutter into the roller pad
Place the gumpaste, greased side down, onto the cutter and press down with your finger to secure (if your fingers are warm or sticky dust your hands with cornflour/icing sugar first).
You should be able to see the impression of the butterfly
Remove the excess gumpaste
The butterfly should now look like this…..
All cut outs removed…..Now leave to air dry for 5-10 minutes before removing from the cutter.
After 5 minutes, take the pin/scribe tool and starting at the corners gently insert and lift out the paste
Gently run the pin under the paste to ease out of the cutter. Take your time at this stage as the butterfly is pretty delicate! Ease out both wings first and lastly the body.
Butterfly removed from the cutter. If you are not wiring the butterfly place onto a piece of folded card to dry
With the butterfly flat, place one finger on top of the body and keeping the wire flat, very gently insert into the body
Transfer to the folded card to dry
Here are the butterflies on the finished cake by Let’s Eat Cake by Charlotte.