How to: Create a Beautiful Dragonfly with our Creative Cake System Mol – Katy Sue Designs US

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How to: Create a Beautiful Dragonfly with our Creative Cake System Mold

We were thrilled to get this step by step tutorial from Chef Nicholas Lodge. He has used the Dragonflies Mold from the Creative Cake System and made beautiful transparent gelatin wings! Pictured against his stunning hand made flower.

 

You can follow his easy steps to create gorgeous Dragonflies for your cakes, cupcakes or cookies below.

 

Intricately detailed the dragonfly mold is the latest addition to the Creative Cake System designed by International Sugar Artist Ceri Griffiths. It contains two dragonflies, in two sizes, two sets of bulrushes and river stones to help you build a scene.

 

 

You can purchase the Dragonfly Mold here

 

Step One

Step 1

Start off with 1/4 tsp sugar , 1/2 tsp gelatin , 1 tsp water.

 

Step Two

Step 2

Put in small microwave safe container, mix and let gelatin bloom for 2 minutes.

 

Step Three

Step 3

You will need Dragon fly mold , pipette , pin and fine paint brush.

 

Step Four

Step 4

Melt mixture for 10-15 seconds in microwave.

 

Step Five

Step 5

Using pipette suck up the mixture and then dispense into the mold.

 

Step Six 

Step 6

Use pin for air bubbles and brush as needed note: keep mixture warm by placing in outer container with boiling water in like a water bath.

 

Step Seven

Step 7

Fill all cavities if desired.

 

Step Eight 

Step 8

Remove smaller complete dragon fly after 3-4 hours.
On larger dragon fly I left wings overnight as if removed too soon they will curl, on small dragon fly it will curl as shown on finished photographs, but looks natural.

 

Step Nine

Step 9

Take out the wings the next day.

Take a thin carrot of gum paste / flower paste I used Renshaws blue / hydrangea blue flower and modeling paste.

 

Step Ten

Step 10

Press into the mold as shown so bottom half is level but top more dimensional.

 

Step Eleven

Step 11

Take a24 g white wire and hook.

Dip into NL super bond and insert into the body, remove from mold.

 

Step Twelve

Step 12

As soon as removed from mold dip wings into NL super bond and insert into the soft body.

 

Step Thirteen 

Step 13

Place into card former as shown to dry cutting the end of the tail with spring action scissors.

 

Step 14

Here you can see the small dragon fly dusted with pearl on wings and blue luster on body, Finished with rainbow dust black food art pen.
Note : if wanting to make a total gelatin large dragon fly attach wings with the melted gelatin mixture in the former and let dry.

 

Step 15

 

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