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geletin technique

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when doing the geletin techinigue to make wings, is there a rule about how large a wing can be made? Could I make an 8 inch dragonfly wing, or would it be too flimsy? I have to make a sculptured insect cake and would like the wing to be see-through and realistic. Just haven't seen many pictures of wings that are large using the geletin. If not, would I be able to make them out of a very thin piece of gumpaste that has dried for a few days ? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
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For such a large piece, you need to find sheet gelatin that is manufactured for desserts.

Sorry that I can;t give you a current supplier. But the sheet come at least 6" long, and are thick enough to be made into wings.

Your other option is to make a fine wire frame for the edge of the wing, and then stick thinner gelatin to that.
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