Tutorial: Fondant Butterflies

Using store-bought butterfly cutters, we show you how to create easy, affordable and beautiful butterflies to adorn your cakes, cupcakes and cookies.



KneadĀ Dr. Oetker Ready to Roll Icing until smooth. Tint to your desired colour using a few dabs of Queen Food Colour Gels, or if using liquid colour, apply using a toothpick dipped in colour.


Roll out fondant until 2-3mm thin and using a small butterfly cutter, cut little butterflies.


Arrange butterflies over the corner of a box to give them shape and allow to dry fully (24 hrs). You are now ready to decorate with your pretty butterflies!

RECIPE: These beautiful butterflies feature on our Strawberry Swirl Cupcakes. We also have a tutorial for creating two-toned buttercream here.

TIP: Store finished fondant butterflies in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 4 weeks.






Fondant Butterflies

Two tones icing fondant butterflies