Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Spiritually it's the most humbling of all days. A time for reflection...Good Friday, the day Jesus Christ died so we could have eternal life and Easter Sunday, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead!
Spending these days with family and friends is so very special to us. After being thankful for all we have, what better way is there to celebrate such a glorious day then with BEAUTIFUL CUPCAKES!
This is the pink fondant for a cake (photos to come) and white sugar paste I'll be using to create butterflies, flowers, ladybugs and bumble bees!
You'll see the 'yellow' sugar paste I used to create some butterflies below, but I did switch to white sugar paste. I had to add White-White Icing Color (I used Wilton) because the gum-tex does tend to make the sugar paste a bit grey. I don't know if tylose powder has the same effect, but the White-White Color did what I needed it to do~
I decided to use yellow butterflies on the first go round; these are made from sugar paste. I wanted to use tylose powder to make the sugar paste, but had absolutely no luck finding it in any of my local stores. I found several sites online, many were out of stock and Amazon seemed to be the most reasonably priced. The 'one' seller who's price was within reason, charged a small fortune for shipping which of course explained the low intial cost. After researching the difference between tylose and gum-tex, I found that most of the experienced sugar paste artist much preferred the tylose. But because it's just so much more expensive (cheapest I found with shipping was $11 for 2 oz) then the gum-tex and gum-tex in my case was much easier to acquire, I paid $6 with a coupon for 6 oz of gum-tex at Hobby Lobby, that is what I chose to use. And as you can see, much to my pleasant surprise, the gum-tex worked brilliantly. For the price, this is what I'll stick with (lol no pun intended) for the time being.
I'll be adding a few more photos later this week, I want to try some color combinations with the buttercream. I thought these turned out very pretty, but...
...as you can see here...using multiple colors in the frosting gives the flowers more dimension and they're just prettier I think, especially with the irridescent butterflies~
Pink and Yellow~
Butterflies, Easter egg candy, coconut and pastel shades of pink, blue, yellow and lavender...
this is what Springtime is all about~More to come....