This is especially for Mazeda. Good luck with it and maybe send me a picture of your butterflies.x
You will find gelatine, cornflour and cream of tartar in the baking isle of your supermarket.
Modelling Paste - Divine Cupcakes by Tamara Jane
500g Icing Sugar
11/2 tablespoons gelatine
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Sift the icing sugar and cornflour into a large mixing bowl to combine.
Place water, gelatine and cream of tartar in a glass measuring jug and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Place the jug in the microwave and heat on low in 10 second bursts until the gelatine has dissolved. Be careful not to overheat the mixture.
If you do not have a microwave, place the water, gelatine and cream of tartar in a bowl and leave to stand for 5 minutes and then heat gently over a pan of simmering water until the gelatine dissolves.
Pour the gelatine mixture into the icing sugar and cornflour mixture and mix thoroughly until well combined. Allow to rest in the bowl, covered with a damp tea towel for an hour. Place the paste into an airtight container and store in the fridge until required.
This paste is best left overnight before making decorations.
This recipe is great for making icing butterflies and three-dimensional decorations.