A Fondant Bow Demonstration...

Decorating By LisaMS Updated 13 Sep 2010 , 3:00am by LePetitCakes

LisaMS Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:10am
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I realize there are lots of ways to make a fondant bow but I've had lots of people comment on my bows so thought I'd show y'all how I do it.

Always nice to see a visual.

http://cakesandcupboards.blogspot.com/2008/08/fondant-bow-demo.html

Enjoy!

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2yummy Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 3:26am
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Great demo, thanks for sharing. For some reason I never thought to make those kind of bows ahead of time.

dabear Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 4:37am
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Thank-you so much! That was a wonderful demonstration! thumbs_up.gif

Mom2ANC Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 5:19pm
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Thank you!!! Those are so lovely!

I like the "gift tags" also. What do you use to write in them? Icing or something else? You have lovely handwriting.

SugarBakerz Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 5:28pm
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thanks for sharing icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 5:43pm
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Thank you!!! Those are so lovely!
That was a wonderful demonstration!
Nice of you to share !

farmom3 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 5:58pm
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thank you so much ,I realy love it, but I don't undrestand how to do a middle part??

fiddlesticks Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:01pm
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How did you add the polka dots to your bow ?( in your photos ) Are they just glued to the finished bow or pressed into the fondant some how ?

murf Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:05pm
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Thanks so much for this demo!! had to laugh when your pasta maker wouldn't play ball!! You kept your cool so well, mine would have worn out the bleeper or been thrown out the window!!! LOL
Jenny

LisaMS Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:16pm
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LOL Murf. I almost did the demo over because of that but didn't feel like going through it again. lol Didn't roll my fondant thin enough to catch in the machine. Mom2anc, I usually write with Americolor foodwriter pens on the gift tags. Fiddlesticks, the polka dots are just glued on; easier to do if the bow has dried for several days and looks better if you do really thin polka dots and don't use too much glue (water with tylose) (which I've done plenty) or it makes a mess. icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:18pm
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Thank -You !

melmusick Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:46pm
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Thank you so much. I have never been able to get me pleates to look the way I wanted them to. You make it look so simple. I can't wait to try your technique!

raquel1 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:57pm
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Hi LisaMS: I love your blog. I'm putting it into my favorite places so I can surf it in those little pockets of down/my time...Thanks for sharing. icon_smile.gif

LisaMS Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 2:52pm
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farnaz, try doing the middle part much the same as you do each loop, only the dimensions will be 3 inches by 3 inches. After you've pleated the two opposite sides, wrap it around a 5/8" dowel (or dowel of your choice), press together in the back, and let it dry. That's the best I can explain!

farmom3 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 3:21pm
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HI Lisa, thank you so much for explain that to me thumbs_up.gif

sandykay Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 3:40pm
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LisaMS thank you for taking the time to share, your process makes it look so much easier.

bobwonderbuns Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 3:55pm
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Thanks Lisa! (said while pulling the fondant out...) icon_biggrin.gif

PollyMaggs Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 1:48am
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Hi Lisa,
I love your video, but help, I have a question...I made a multi looped bow with 1/2 fondant and 1/2 gumpaste. I let the pieces dry for 24 hours, put it together, painted it with ediable gold spray paint and it looked great. I put it in a tupperware container and the next morning it was melted and collapsed. What did I do wrong? The paint dried almost instantly. and the bow parts were almost completely dry. I live in Louisiana so it is humid here also. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Polly

sandykay Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 6:51pm
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PollyMaggs,
I have found that in Fla. if i cover anything in fondant ie..tupperware it seems to droop, I think moisture forms and causes it. Only my opinion.

LisaMS Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:12pm
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Does sound like the humidity got to it! The only problem I have had is when I've used gold spray and it made my fondant wilt and break before it dried again. Had that happen recently. So I'd say 1) if humidity is a big problem, use gumpaste, and 2) give it longer to dry; especially if you are going to get it wet again with spray.

PollyMaggs Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 10:51pm
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Thanks,
Yes it did happen recently, Wednesday to be exact. It was dry after I sprayed it within 2 minutes I was able to touch it and the gold was dry. As said I too think it was the humidity caused by enclosing it in tuperware. I will try again with gumpaste as soon as the hurricane threat is gone. Again Thanks,
Polly

CakeDiane Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 11:22pm
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Thanks for sharing that video Lisa--it was SO helpful!!

cinderspritzer Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 11:25pm
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I had to get my very-southern husband to come translate for me icon_smile.gif

Loved the video, thanks for sharing!

LisaMS Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 11:28pm
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Your welcome CakeDiane! I know I am a visual learner.

Polly, it could very well be the tupperware doesn't allow it to breathe.

BTW, I've done nothing today but watch the news re: hurricane. Stay safe!

sugarflour2 Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 12:03am
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Lisa your cakes are just beautiful. Thanks so much for that oh so easy way to make beautiful fondant bows.

superstar Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 12:06am
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A good tutorial, thanks Lisa. I your sugar paste items are dry, they keep very well in an airtight container with a few silica sachets in with them.

cocobean Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 1:41am
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Lisa, thanks sooo much from me to. icon_biggrin.gif Dare I ask for more??? If you ever wanted to make a video of the multiloop bow I'd love to see how you put one together! thumbs_up.gif I love your cakes! Thanks again for sharring your talent!

lilahcakes Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 2:00am
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Thanks for the video, I needed it. I have a ton of bows to make.

lilahcakes Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 2:01am
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Thanks for the video, I needed it. I have a ton of bows to make.

lilahcakes Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 2:01am
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Thanks for the video, I needed it. I have a ton of bows to make.

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