“Butterfly Cookies” – Decorated Cookie of The Month

butterfly decorated cookies
I was inspired by The Butterfly Cookies I saw on the Fancy Flours website.
The Butterfly Wafer Paper Set is the key ingredient for the effect.
I read their ‘how-to’ but I did things a bit different.

You will need:

Blue and Lavender Butterfly Wafer Paper Set (SKU: 3601-WP-BCS-1)
Butterflies Cookie Cutter Set (SKU: 4300-RM-BF-1 )
Edible Clear Writing Gel (SKU: 9999-CK-GL-1)
to act as ‘glue’ for the disco dust
Disco Dust (edible glitter)
Gel Colorings for icing tint
• Wax or parchment paper for catching the glitter
• Small craft scissors to cut out the

Butterfly Cutters

butterfly decorated cookies

Butterfly Wafer Paper
butterfly decorated cookies
Wafer paper is completely edible. It is made from potato starch and is printed with edible food colorings. I have a printer just for this process with edible ink cartridges but I found it more convenient to purchase sheets already printed. The wafer paper acts like regular paper. Small craft scissors work best to cut them out.

butterfly decorated cookies
A word about the Writing Gel …

By dabbing a dot on each wing top and spreading it thinly, the gel will act as an adhesive for the disco dust and will give the wafer paper just enough moisture to be able to bend the wings so they will not crack or split. The gel is also used to ‘glue’ the butterflies onto the cookies.

butterfly decorated cookies
On to the butterflies …This is where I did my own thing.
Fancy Flours recommended adding the gel to the butterflies before cutting to make them more pliable.I tried it …
(photo below)
… but …

butterfly decorated cookies

… cutting was slow because of the stickiness so I completely cut out the images first, then smeared the gel with my finger and then sprinkled with disco dust. It went a lot faster!! You can see that the image of the blue butterfly (three photos above with the scissors) is ‘dry’.

After applying the gel to the wings, I placed the butterflies in an egg carton to get the bend in the wings. This was a Fancy Flours suggestion and it was a good one.
The butterflies will dry with their wings bent upwards.

butterfly decorated cookies
Oops! One got away!

butterfly decorated cookies
I made some plainly iced cookies and some patterned ones to match colors with the butterflies.

butterfly decorated cookies
When the icing was set but not completely dry, I sprinkled on the disco dust.

butterfly decorated cookies
I used rainbow and blue and citrus colored dust on the cookies. I attached the butterflies after the cookies were dry with a bead of gel. Let the butterflies set.

A basket of springtime. 🙂

butterfly decorated cookies

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  1. Those look So Awesome!

    I saw you on Shell’s Blog and I was drawn in by The Pink Martini. Glad I did. I’m following you now!

  2. Those are unbelievable! I can’t believe the amount of work you put into those cookies. They are just too pretty for words!

  3. Wow, these are amazing! So so creative and talented!

  4. these are so beautiful!!

  5. Oh my, those are the most A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E cookies I’ve ever seen…you go girl 😉 Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier SITSta. Good day to you!

    Jamie 🙂

  6. Wow amazing cookies you are so talented!Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s day!

  7. These are insanely beautiful! Well done!

  8. Wow, I can’t believe these are cookies, at first glance I thought they were crystal figurines! You have outdone yourself!
    Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  9. good grief, those are amazing!

    Stopping over from SITS, you did a GREAT job!

  10. Gorgeous! Too pretty to eat.

  11. They taste as good as they look! I was happy to have stopped by home that day! 🙂


    Rebecca June

  12. Those are GORGEOUS!

    Thank you for dropping by my SITS day yesterday!

  13. Very pretty.

  14. I’m visiting after you stopped by to make my SITS day so special last week.

    That is amazing!! You are very talented.

  15. holy wow those are some cookies alright! Those are very pretty and kudos on the amount of work you put in. Love the title of your blog btw. Stopping by from SITS

  16. simply too gorgeous to eat!

  17. Thank you for checking out my blog and your kind words about the birthday post I did for my daughter. 🙂

    Those cookies are INCREDIBLE!

  18. Wow those cookies are BEAUTIFUL!!

  19. You are so creative, innovative, and focused!
    Really, those are too pretty too eat.
    Although I would 🙂

  20. What…? These are IN. credible.

  21. Wow! I absolutely love these! My wedding theme is pink butterflies. I`m not as talented as you, but maybe I can figure something out!


  22. Those are almost too gorgeous to eat! (almost.)

    Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day. 🙂

  23. Wow. Those are works of art! Too gorgeous to eat.

    Adore your blog. So entertaining- a feast for the senses! And LOVE the cocktail napkin swap…genius and oodles of fun!