The cake and butter icing contain cocoa (amines), but carob could be used instead.
White choc bits were used for the body (amines), but white melts could also be used to shape a body.
White melts were melted and piped onto baking paper to make 5.5cm diameter circles. Nemar naturally coloured sprinkles (some salicylates) were then sprinkled onto each circle, and they were placed in the fridge to set.
Just prior to assembly, the sprinkled circles were taken out of the fridge to be cut into quarters – they really needed to sit for a few minutes to be easier to cut without cracking, but they still worked well even after splitting.
2 short strips of shredded coconut were used for antennae (salicylates, amines and sulphur dioxide).
*Based on the Dragonfly cupcakes in the Women’s Weekly Cool Cupcakes book.
This cake uses cochineal in the pink icing. Silver cachous don’t seem to have anything troublesome in them. Found this pretty butterfly candle, Queen’s writing icings are made with natural colours. The icing fairies aren’t failsafe – could use little figurines instead of edible ones. Can you tell I have a girly-girl?