Big Loopy Bow Topper?

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grammynan Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:22pm
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When making a big loopy bow cake topper, what do you use to hold the loops together?

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scnix Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:26pm
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I use royal icing, assuming you are using fondant for the bow itself.

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Cyndi1207 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:31pm
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I've used royal icing and also a ball of fondant that I've dampened.

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Tona Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:31pm
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You can use gum glue, royal icing or buttercream to hold the loops together all work. I use the gum glue it works best for me

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janbabe Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:44pm
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I use royal icing, but have also used gum glue and buttercream. Anything which is edible and tacky can be used.

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PinkZiab Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:50pm
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I make each loop on a wire then twist together and insert it into the cake.

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tperks Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:56pm
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I melt some chocolate wafers the same color as the bow in a squeeze bottle. This works well as glue. I do let each layer of the bow harden a bit in the fridge for a minute or so before I start the next layer. I can save the chocolate in the bottle for another time.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:11pm
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I use chocolate.

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leah_s Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:25pm
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I make each loop on a wire and then place it where I want it.

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tonedna Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:26pm
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I make pointy ends and insert in the cake..they hold really well and you dont see flat ends.
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DianeLM Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 5:52pm
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Originally Posted by tperks

I melt some chocolate wafers the same color as the bow in a squeeze bottle. This works well as glue. I do let each layer of the bow harden a bit in the fridge for a minute or so before I start the next layer. I can save the chocolate in the bottle for another time.




This is exactly how I do it, too. Except I put my chocolate in a parchment cone or disposable decorating bag. thumbs_up.gif

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