I need instructions on how to make a looped bow topper...I have searched and I have only come up with one topic, but it was for a regular bow. Maybe it's already on here (I probably have passed it up a few times, who knows!!)
But can anyone please point me in the right direction?!! I'm kind of a 'visual learner' so if someone can post pics with instructions, that would be AWESOME!! All advice is greatly appreciated...I have to make a birthday cake in the next few weeks and I would like to cover it in fondant...(which I have not attempted yet)...My plans are to practice this week sometime...
I just want to say THANKS to all the regular forum posters for all of the FANTASTIC tips and tricks...I have learned SO MUCH and I'm sure I will learn a whole lot more!!!
Can't wait to hear from you!!!
I've seen some really good tutorials on how to do it but I didn't save the links. There are lots of different ways to do it too.
I can tell you how I make mine. I cut 5 inch strips of fondant and hang them over a 1 inch dowel dusted with cornstarch (I suspend the dowel from two hooks that have a long loop of curling ribbon tied to them, that way I can get the end of the dowel free easily to remove the loops). Then I pinch then ends of the fondant strips together. (do several at a time, then roll and cut more fondant, if you wait till the end to pinch them together the fondant may have started to dry a bit). Cut enough strips to use up all the space on your dowel. Some loops will break, probably, so it's better to have extras. Leave them to dry overnight.
When the strips are completely dry, take them down and trim the ends with kitchen shears. Melt some candy coating and make a blob on waxed paper. Arrange the loops for the bottom layer, add a bit more melted candy coating, build the next layer, and so on until the bow is built. Let the candy coating harden for a while, peel off the waxed paper, and stick the bow on top of the cake.
I do the first part of what the PP describes, but I put a hooked wire in each of my loops, and trim the wired end to a point. Let dry and then poke them into the cake whee you want them. Takes about 20 for a nice bow topper.
THANKS to all who have replied so quickly!!! That's why I LOVE this site!!
jsclar03...you are AWESOME!! I can definitely do this...by the way...do you use the Cake Boss software for clients...I checked it out a while back and it looked to be very helpful....
Wish me luck on my new adventure with FONDANT!!! I'm excited to try, learn and conquer!!
Try this idea too:
thanks Tracey for the link...that's another neat idea...
Also, how far in advance do you think I can make these toppers...in other words, how long do they stay good for?
I did about the same as TExas Rose (I made my first one this last weekend) I also made a few that were a little smaller for filler. Also it helps to turn some on the side when you are making the bow (hope that makes sense.) I made my loops adn let them dry overnight before making the bow.
I think there is a tutorial on the home page under the how to articles...