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post #76 of 881
I purchased the Butterflies kit like 2 weeks ago, and I loved the technique, my question is how do you make the bows bend after they are cut into strips??? do you put the strips in the microwave for a few minutes??

Thanks,

Rocio
post #77 of 881
ok, I am just dying to try this .. but I don't have an impression mat..icon_sad.gif but have been thinking for 2 days now what I can use... How about using the florest foil with the floral impressions on it?? What do you think would that work.. ? If not.. anyone eles have ideas for us out there that dont have the impression matts yet... I just cant wait to try this... icon_smile.gif))
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post #78 of 881
Bob... did you make those cakes??? Beautiful... love the ribbon and bow at the base of the cake.. the possibilities are endless...
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post #79 of 881
Thank you for sharing this technique. I'm a newbie to alot of this and can't wait to to try it. icon_biggrin.gif
post #80 of 881
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Originally Posted by bcake1960

Bob... did you make those cakes??? Beautiful... love the ribbon and bow at the base of the cake.. the possibilities are endless...



The cakes I posted in this thread??? NOOOOO, those aren't mine. Those are done by Dianne Simmons and Michaelle Stidham, who invented/developed this technique. The one I did with the teal butterflies you can see in my pix. You're right though, those cakes are awesome!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #81 of 881
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Originally Posted by YALANTZI

I purchased the Butterflies kit like 2 weeks ago, and I loved the technique, my question is how do you make the bows bend after they are cut into strips??? do you put the strips in the microwave for a few minutes??

Thanks,

Rocio



Just cut the strips with scissors and bend them (the gelatin is pliable) and tack down with more gelatin mixture. You need to hold it for a moment for it to set. Loucinda can give you more specific instructions though.
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post #82 of 881
BWB is right - just use some melted gelatin. I clip the ends together with a paper clip to hold till it dries.....which is only about 10 or 15 minutes. Make sure you put about a tablespoon size round of gelatin on your work space (I use a plastic plate) to arrange the first layer of the bow loops on.
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post #83 of 881
Why I can't see the photos?
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post #84 of 881
I couldn't wait to try this and we don't have a Michaels here. I did go to the local craft store and they had some candy molds and I bought those to try. They were ok but the butterflies were flat instead of 3-D. Here is what I came up with because I couldn't wait for the molds to get back in stock:

I had a disposable roasting pan lid left over from lasagna I made for the school teachers. Eureka!!!!! That's plastic. That's obviously food safe because they sell it for food. Hmmmmmm I wonder.....

So I cut the flat portion of the plastic into strips about 3 or 4 inches wide and about 12 inches long.

I then took one strip of the plastic and creased it lengthwise on the corner of the counter to give it a "V" shape lengthwise. I then painted the gelatin on the inside of the "V" and waited about 5 or 6 hours until it dried. I popped it right off and cut out some butterfly shapes with my kitchen scissors. I painted them with gel colors mixed with water (next time I will mix into the gel before drying because they tend to melt a bit when you put water on them) and dusted on some of that purple Wilton sparkle dust stuff. I used some fondant to make little bodies for them and voila! Butterflies!

These aren't nearly as pretty as the ones I could probably get with the molds so I intend to order them ASAP. I know there are a lot of people like me that can't wait to try this though so maybe you could all play with this.

I do want to say that I was surprised with how hard the gelatin dries. It could easily stand up on its own and hold its shape. I am anxious to try painting some on the side of a 2-liter soda bottle and trying to make a rainbow to stand up on a cake like an arch. I am also thinking of trying a few flat ones to write on (Happy Birthday, etc) and use as a stand up topper for cakes I don't want to write directly on. It seems to me that there are a thousand ways you could use this technique and I thank you guys for introducing me to it! Happy baking! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #85 of 881
OOOOOhhhhh-- I am setting here with a big ol' smile......what creative ideas you have come up with!!!! Thanks for sharing them - and glad you are having fun with the technique! icon_biggrin.gif

Rainbows......standing up letters......got to play somemore!!
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post #86 of 881
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Why I can't see the photos?



You may have to click on the links in the thread. CC is undergoing some changes now so pix aren't showing up like they used to.
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post #87 of 881
What do you use to spread the gel on with? Brush or sponge brush...?
Linda
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post #88 of 881
Thank you so much for sharing.
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post #89 of 881
I just used a regular paintbrush and a packet of Knox gelatin. It was fun! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #90 of 881
You know another cool thing to do is to make the bows and as you are cutting the strips, use the fancy scissors found in the scrapbooking section -- that gives a great funky edge to the bow loops. icon_biggrin.gif
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