Friday, January 9, 2009

Flourishes Friday

Happy Friday!! I love to bake and decorate cakes and cupcakes. So when I recently ran across a book called, Hello Cupcake, I HAD to buy it. One of the ideas in the book was to use chocolate to create butterflies. They provided a template, but I thought, hey I have a beautiful set of stamps from Flourishes called, Butterfly Moments. Nothing like getting more mileage out of your stamps...good reason to buy more? :)


Start by stamping your images onto a plain sheet of paper. I would stamp several images on a page when I do this again.

Cover the images with wax paper and place them on a cookie sheet.

Heat chocolate made for melting and trace the stamped image with the chocolate. Tap the tray when you have all the colors you desire, to level the chocolate. Use a toothpick to spread the chocolate, when it is stil wet. Add sprinkles, if you wish.

Give the chocolate butterflies a few minutes to set up before putting on a cupake.
Next week Flourishes is having new release week, there will be peeks starting on Wednesday and a release party on Friday night on SCS. Come back tomorrow for a fun challenge that gives you the chance to win one of the new stamp sets!
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27 comments:

Tracey said...

WOW! Now this is a use for stamps I never would have thought of. They look fabulous and yummy!!!

DeeDee said...

OMG!!! Kim, I have never seen such beautiful food!!! You are AMAZING girlie!!! HUGS!!

Amy said...

You are too creative! What a fabulous idea Kim, to use our stamps as templates for chocolate decorations. Who doesn't love chocolate?

Brilliant girl.

Hugs,
Amy

Debbie said...

Good Lord Girl! This completely ROCKS! I am So in love with this idea....I'm gonna have to try it!

Can't believe it...first blog I go to today and my socks are already knocked off! LOL! ;)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW, Kimberly, those are amazing!

LeAnne said...

Kim, your creativity is boundless! I think I remember reading about that cupcake book on Bakerella's blog. If you aren't familiar with it, check it out:
http://bakerella.blogspot.com/
UNBELIEVABLE!
She is an incredible photographer, too! You both are making me drool!
LeAnne

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Oh, my word!!! These look devine!!!! Love the chocolate butterflies!!!! Fantastic, and I am sure, delicious project!!!! Great work, Kim!!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

wow! That is so awesome! Love your blog and tfs! :)

Marcee said...

Please send some of your genius creativity to Canby, OR (along with a cupcake)")

Niki Estes said...

What a neat idea, Kim! Love how they turned out!

Mary K said...

Kim, those are beautiful butterflies. What a clever use of stamps and chocolate--two of my favorite things!

Karolyn Loncon said...

WOW!! I am speechless!! Your creativity in thinking of something like this just blows my mind. Absolutely outstanding and incredible!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Dee Jackson said...

Wow!! Fabulous looking chocolate!!

Regan said...

well missy, this is just cool!!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Kim, when I opened your post, all I could say was "No Way" This is over the top girl!! Incredible!
--Becca

Claire Brennan said...

Oh My Goodness -and there was me feeling pretty pleased with my out-of-the-packet brownies!! Lol - these are stunning.

maria fiscella said...

Stamping AND chocolate; I'd say you just found heaven! These are fabulous, Kim!

Julie Masse said...

That is pretty cool!! your cupcakes look yummy!!! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow so yummy, TFS.

Charlene Austin said...

SHUT the front door!! OMG...the butterflies are so beautiful!! You are my idol!!

Rox-Ann said...

Stunning!! You are so creative and those cupcakes look absolutely yummy I know I love your frosting!!

Julie said...

YUMMO! How do you do it with CUPCAKES all the time? They look delish! :)

Melissa said...

Now I am craving chocolate! I guess I had better go find my copy of that same book, a Christmas gift from my mother. Oh, and a great stamp to use as my chocolate template. Thank you for that great idea!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, that's cool! Thanks for sharing such a neat idea! Those butterflies were perfect for this project!

Valerie said...

WOW! what beautiful cupcakes or should I say butterflies EEEP!

Donelda said...

ARe you Kidding ME????!!!1 These are amazing!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

KellyRae said...

I love the sprinkles you added to the butterflies! My DS and DDIL made similar chocolate butterflies for their daughter's 5th birthday party. 144 butterflies is a lot of melted chocolate. (see challenge 7)