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post #181 of 881
Bakingangel, I thin the piping gel with a little water. Not much, just enough to loosen it.

Katiekake, Pixie dust and Disco dust are different. For the gelatin flowers, bows and butterflies you want to use Disco dust because the particles are considerably larger than other dusts on the market. Pixie dust is just that, a very fine particle like dust which will smudge and ruin your life in this application. I believe pixie dust was originally developed for use in the airbrushes if I'm not mistaken.
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post #182 of 881
Thanks, Bobwonderbuns I would have felt really bad if I had ordered the wrong thing, you relive my mind a lot.
post #183 of 881
Well even Pixie dust has it's place -- I have every kind of dust known to man and with the exception of the dust in my house I have a use for all of it! icon_lol.gif
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post #184 of 881
Can someone explain how to do the flowers and butterfly? What do you use for the body of the butterfly and how do you attach the wings. For the flowers do you "paint" the gelatin in the mold and then let them pop out? How do you put them together. I know this is a stupid question but I just don't get it on my own.
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post #185 of 881
i havent done these butterflies
but i done different things with gelatin
for the flavor i add clear vanilla flavor ,even if you add sugar it wont taste good only ok
post #186 of 881
Yes, you "paint" the gelatin onto the impression mat for the flowers, butterflies, and bows. It will literally "pop" off the mat when they are dry!

The bodies can be made with either gumpaste (Diane sells the mold - has big and small butterfly bodies, a bumblebee and a ladybug) or you can use royal frosting to make the bodies.

I just use a small amount of the warm gelatin to attach the parts together. I have left the wings together and cut them apart both, it will work either way for the butterflies. I haven't tried the piping gel, but that will work too.
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post #187 of 881
Soooo, are there any new bows, butterflies or flowers in our midst??? icon_lol.gif
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post #188 of 881
Lou and BWB:

I have been following all of your experiments and am ready to try myself.

DH is at the store right now buying the ingredients. I am going to attempt to make some butterflies first. I want to try them with the SF jello added because it is for a cake for a bunch of teenagers and they probably will try and eat them. icon_surprised.gif

The only SF jellos available were various red flavors, orange and lemon. I asked him to get the lemon in hopes of tinting it a light purple (lavender preferably). I don't have Diane's impression mats but am going to try using some veining mats I picked up last year at the ICES convention.

Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will check back when I have some results to share.
post #189 of 881
OK, lemon + hint of purple = puke. icon_eek.gif

On to second attempt. Plain gelatin + clear vanilla flavoring + hint of purple = lots better! icon_smile.gif
post #190 of 881
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Originally Posted by Parable

OK, lemon + hint of purple = puke. icon_eek.gif




That gave me my chuckle for the evening. Thanks! icon_lol.gif
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post #191 of 881
Me too!!! I will know not to mix those colors!!

I have been busy with cakes this week, several graduation cakes/birthday cakes and a wedding cake. Now that those are done, I have a couple of days to play again......

Now, where are those butterflies???
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post #192 of 881
NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!

ok so I made my mixture according to directions that came with mats. heated gelatine mixture....waited 10-15 min.....NO foam/scum. whats going on? do I need to wait longer? I used Knox gelatin.

I tried what I had made on bow mat and it wouldnt spread right. It seperated into small droplets of gelatin no matter how much painting I did.

Oh I also have my sheet on a heating pad. Can someone help me?
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post #193 of 881
I don't use the directions that came with the mat, I used the ones she gave us for the bows to do all of them. (4T. gelatin to 12 T. water) I heat my gelatin up until it is pretty hot (10 second intervals for about 60 sec total) I have always had some "scum" and I use knox gelatin.

To me it sounds like the gelatin is too thin, I would let it harden up again, then reheat it and see how that works out. ( that isn't in the instructions - I just have good luck with doing that)

What kind of brush are you using?
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post #194 of 881
I did 4T gelatin and 12T water also. The brush is just a regular soft brush. Its been sitting since I posted and still no scum.
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post #195 of 881
will it harden on its own if let out? should I microwave more? thanks for helping...I'm so bummed!!
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