Butterfly by Kerry

Butterfly
“This cake was made for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. Her brother is FS, so we wanted to make sure he was included.
I started with the Betty Crocker design and watched the video (http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/butterfly-cake/5df9c43b-fac7-425f-a78b-00fb201d2778).
The cake is a caramel mud and the icing is standard buttercream with a hint of citric acid to cut the sweetness (it also helps brighten the food colouring). The icing was tinted with Hoppers natural colours (red, green and yellow).
The body was made with marshmallow fondant coloured with Hoppers red colouring, that was left to harden for a few days after shaping.
The sparkling sugar was made by putting regular white sugar in a zip bag with a couple drops of each Hopper food dye and shaken to coat, then I added a 1/4 tsp of corn flour to dry it out and stop it sticking. Then I left it on a tray to dry out completely.”