Back to Basics Series : Part 1 Using Butterfly Plunger Cutters
Set one: Butter Fly Plunger
Roll out a strip of fondant (remember to have added CMC to it previously) I find using rolling pins with guides (the coloured bands) the easiest way to ensure all my butterflies are the same thickness.
If you have never used a plunger cutter with fondant before there's a few little tips I have found work for me.
1. Cut the shape out first without pushing the plunger down.
2. Lift it up and move to another spot.
3. Push down on the plunger firmly pressing it as evenly as possible.
4. Kind of scrub the cutter on the mat a little, this ensure the edges are cut and the fondant will be picked up by the plunger.
5. & 6. Simply push down with your thumb to eject your butterfly out - usually in the place you want it positioned to dry this helps prevent breakage from moving it around too much.
|And here is the butterfly ready to dry. But wait it looks kind of flat and boring right?|
So pull out that cardboard from before and let's give some life to this little sugar shape .
|Place your butterflies as pictured to dry them into shape. On the left you turn the butterfly upside down so that the win imprints are facing down. On the right you have the wings facing up.|
|Leave them to dry in your home made cardboard former a few hours, on a humid day I would totally leave overnight to dry underneath a fan if possible.|
That concludes Part 1 of My Back to Basics Series!
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