Hi Tracy, I did a three tier wedding cake some two weeks ago with butterfly theme and instead of mounting cakes on top of each other, they were stacked on mirrors at different heights and different angles. I will attempt to send you a picture (not always successful with all things techno). Instead of cutting the cakes in shape of butterflies I made butterfly wings out of sugarpaste (some days in advance) and when firm I propped them up on the cakes at angles with the body inbetween - propped up on kebab sticks that I wiped with vinegar and then painted with white food colouring and used when good a dry - hope that helps :-)
Here comes the cake - hope it makes sense
Awesome Mandy! Tracy, I'm with you, I think stacking butterfly shapes will lose the effect. Could you perhaps still do them butterfly shaped, but use Mandy's idea of putting them on different stands?
Tracy, in my humble opinion, I think stacking them will look dumb. I like Mandy's idea of them being separate, or if you stack them, adding butterflies to the side as you have done on other cakes. Your trademark has been butterflies, and in all honesty, if there was a way to steer the customer into you making what you do best, and that is your butterflies, I would go that route if you can. I'm just saying.........
By the way Tracy have you ever considered doing a tutorial on how to make your butterflies? They are lovely.
DITTO to what Katy said. lol
KATY NOTT said:
Smart man! Us girls always know best and he seems to be smart enough to know it. Hope it goes well Tracy - be sure to post a pic.........