I'm attending a party for Memorial Day and I'm taking cookies with me to the party. On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby I came across this butterfly and I knew that I wanted to cookie it. I had planned on making it for the Fourth of July but when I got invited to this party I decided to make them now. I'm posting this late to make them for Memorial Day but you will have plenty of time to make them for the Fourth of July.
|photo taken by me at Hobby Lobby|
To make patriotic butterflies you need:
- white fondant
- PME star plunger cutter
- yellow AmeriColor Gourmet Writer
- blue piping and flood consistency icing
- white piping and flood consistency icing
- red flood consistency icing
First roll the fondant to 1/8" thickness and then use the plunger cutter to cut the star.
To decorate the butterfly take a clean ruler and an AmeriColor yellow food writer and draw a line in the center of the cookie. Then mark diagonal lines to separate the sections you will be flooding red and white. These lines will serve as guides for your piping.
boo-boo stick to tap them down. That's it. Allow to dry completely before packaging.
I made a video of the whole process for those of you that don't like picture tutorials. Don't get spoiled with these videos because I may not always be able to do them. It's a lot of work to do a picture tutorial and a video tutorial. It's something I'm trying out because I'm trying to get more comfortable on camera but I may not do them with every tutorial. Let me know in the comments if you find the videos helpful or if you prefer the pictures. Thanks and Happy Memorial Day!
* You can learn more about icing consistencies here.