Fondant Bows

Decorating By ebear Updated 13 Aug 2008 , 1:46am by tracey1970

ebear Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 11:28pm
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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?

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PollyMaggs Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 12:40am
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Shelly4481 Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 2:16am
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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.

JenniferMI Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 2:20am
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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!

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mclaren Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 2:36am
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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.

stampinron Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 3:01am
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I haven't tried this method for a full bow yet, but it looks good...HTH

stampinron Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 3:08am
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For this one, I used a 50/50 mix of fondant/gp. I formed each bow and stuffed them with wax paper to hold the shape for 24 hours, took the wax paper out and let dry another 24 hours.

ebear Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 10:34am
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Thanks everyone for your great suggestions. I have a cake to make in Sept and wanted to try the bows beforehand.

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ebear Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 12:11am
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Hi..just one more question. What is the best way to attach them? RI? BC? fondant?


ebear Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 9:02pm
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tracey1970 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 1:46am
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I use 50/50 gumpaste/fondant mix and attached it to a fondant cake with gum glue.

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