Hello all..I'm sure this has been posted before but I can't find it.
What is the best way to make a fondant bow? I have gum-tex that I can add to make the fondant stiffer but I'm not sure how to get loops so that they don't fall. Does this make sense?
this is for a 2 loop bow:
this is for a multi loop bow:
Hope this helps,
I just do mine with regular mmf and hang them over a broom stick with saran wrap on the stick. Let them dry for 24 hrs. and take off and let them finish drying on their sides for another day. Then they are ready to go. If you are needing it fast Im not sure but I think gumtex will help to dry them faster. Maybe someone else will have a definite answer.
I generally make them from gumpaste because I can get them looking more like real ribbon putting them thru my pasta machine.
If you want fondant to dry harder, just put a little tylose into the fondant.
Hope this helps!
i made some (michele foster's) fondant bows 3 weeks ago for a birthday cake.
i used the guide from CC, but the one on CC uses gumpaste, i used only fondant.
i stuffed in scrunched saran to keep the shape till they harden a bit.
I haven't tried this method for a full bow yet, but it looks good...HTH
Thanks everyone for your great suggestions. I have a cake to make in Sept and wanted to try the bows beforehand.
Hi..just one more question. What is the best way to attach them? RI? BC? fondant?
I use 50/50 gumpaste/fondant mix and attached it to a fondant cake with gum glue.