How To Make A Gumpaste Full Bow...pictorial

Decorating By cakequeen50 Updated 19 Nov 2010 , 3:16am by ChristineJ

biviana Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 5:25pm
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Beautifull cake. Thanks for sharing!

tdybear1978 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 5:57pm
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thank you so much for sharing, this looks so much easier then how I have tried (which does not work) thank

HBcakes Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 6:02pm
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Thanks! This looks so easy!

Solecito Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 6:04pm
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Thanks for sharing su a great idea. Lovely cake BTW!

stampinron Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 10:45pm
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Thanks for the visual. I must say this does look easier than the traditional way.

diane Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 10:50pm
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that is a method's collette peter's uses in one of her books!!!
thanks for taking the time to post it.
question...where do you get that cutting wheel??? did you cut all those strips at once??? icon_confused.gificon_confused.gif

sweetneice Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 11:52pm
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Thanks for sharing. I wondered how to make these!

mbarbi Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 3:15am
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thanks so much for sharing.

cakequeen50 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 3:17am
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I bought the cutting wheel from a local restaurant supply warehouse. I have seen them online in varying prices. This one was under $20. They are called a 5 (or 6) wheel pastry cutter. Before I got it, I always cut one strip at a time. No biggy, it is not that hard to do it either way.
I had no idea Colette Peters did them this way. I learned it from another decorator I knew a few years ago.

Sarsi Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 3:30am
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cakequeen50 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:54pm
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I did forget to add, if you want to texturize the bow, do it BEFORE you cut it into strips as the extra pressure will distort the strips.

SugarBakers05 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 4:02pm
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Excellent! thanks for the tip! I'll make sure to print this off just in case there's another crash icon_biggrin.gif

wgoat5 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:09am
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Originally Posted by jkalman

You can just use water too.. it works. Just don't put too much or it'll be slippery. The same goes for the gum glue too.

I dry my loops on a wooden dowel.. you get less distortion that way.

Especially if you want to paint on some pearl or luster dust GRRR>... makes it impossible to paint on if wet LOL

I LOVE this tutorial... makes it much easier to do the bows without worrying about coloring the "glue" to hold all the loops.. icon_smile.gif

Thank you sooo much for this tutorial once again!

LittleLinda Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:50am
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Thanks for sharing! I printed it out for future reference.

peacockplace Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 12:59pm
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Great job! Thanks for sharing! Your way looks really cool.

suzylynn58 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 1:27pm
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Can't wait to try this! I detest having to mix up royal icing just to "glue" my bow together. I don't use a lot of RI decorations anyway.



chas21 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 1:47pm
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What a life saver you are. I have been needing something like this for a wedding cake.

ncbert Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 1:56pm
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you made it look so much easier...I haven't made a bow yet,but when I do I will be using this method!


andysprite Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 2:31pm
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How long does it take for the gum paste to dry?

apclassicwed Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 3:43pm
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Oh, thank you ! This makes the process sooo easy--never thought about toothpicks!
BTW, the cake is stunning!

felecia Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 3:49pm
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GRAMMASUE Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 4:01pm
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Beautiful cake!!! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!!

cakequeen50 Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 5:16pm
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andysprite, the gumpaste dries in a day but I like to give it 2. The more gumpaste, the faster it dries.. so if you did 75 % gumpaste, and rolled it thin, it would be ready in a few hours.

Tona Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 5:29pm
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Thanks so much for sharing your idea. I love it

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 5:31pm
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Thank you for sharing!! icon_biggrin.gif

doitallmom Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 5:39pm
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Great idea-thanks for being so kind as to share your technique with us!

jubeken2005 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 10:40am
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Thanks for sharing this!!! A great help to us beginners... icon_biggrin.gif

cakequeen50 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 4:18pm
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suzylynn, that is the reason that I use this method, I never have any royal icing hanging around, I tried the candy melt way and I was a loser at that. I tried putting them in a mound of fondant, that was stupid, so when I saw this method, I fell in love!

staceyboots Posted 2 May 2008 , 11:15am
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thanks for sharing!!

Ladivacrj Posted 2 May 2008 , 11:41am
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I too am a bow loser, but I think this will solve my problem.

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