Getting A Bow To Stick

Decorating By smashcakes Updated 14 Sep 2008 , 3:41pm by Tona

smashcakes Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:33am
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if i want to put a bow in the middle of a layer, how do you get it to stay there? especially on buttercream?. are you better off putting in on the cake before it dries or after. thanks for any input.

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indydebi Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:26am
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fondant bow? polyester bow?

When I'm doing a ribbon/bow using real ribbon, I just plop a blop of BC on the back of it and stick it on the side of the cake. My icing has usually crusted by the time I get around to doing the decorating. The ribbon/bows stick fine.

leah_s Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:29pm
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I have hung a gumpaste bow on the side of a cake. Well, rested it on the to of a tier on the side of the cake. I made a "giant hairpin" out of wire and held the bow on with that, then worked on a piece of fondant for the knot in the center of the bow.

Tona Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:41pm
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I have rested mine on wire also they stick fine.

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