Loop Bows ?

Decorating By MacsMom Updated 28 Oct 2008 , 2:15am by cylstrial

MacsMom Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 6:20pm
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Would someone mind showing their best method for making loopy bows?

I tried hanging them over a broomstick once and that was a pain in the behind. I ended up tossing the idea and have never attempted a loopy bow since.

TIA!

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tiggy2 Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 6:40pm
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I lay my loops on their side to dry. They seemed to stretch when hanging on a pole. HTH

PaulaT Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 6:44pm
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There is a tutorial on the front page here on CC for looped bows. I use the wrapping paper cardboard roll to hang my loops over for a day or so then lay on their side to finish drying. It ususally takes at least a week for them to be completely dry (I use 50/50 gumpaste and fondant). Then just glue them with royal icing. HTH .
Have a great day!!

bashini Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 9:20pm
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Here is a great tutorial from Cake Boss,

http://www.cakeboss.com/fondantbowtutorial.aspx

And here is another one.

http://www.tartacadabra.nl/howtos/strik.html

HTH.

MacsMom Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 10:45pm
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Awesome! Thanks bashini thumbs_up.gif

I was thinking I would have to make several more loops than they each show. I really like the one from tartacadabra.

Gonna try this tomorrow!

tracey1970 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 12:36am
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MacsMom -

Try this one too. It's a twist on some other bow tutorials:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-582750.html

MacsMom Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 2:35pm
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I did it! I used Tracey1970's link and it worked great!

I used 50/50 MMF and gumpaste. I made the loops, decorated the rest of the cake, and within an hour put the bow together! I love that Wilton's pre-made gumpaste dries in an instant.

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disneynutbsv Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:02pm
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That looks great! Can you explain how you made the wires to curve and is it fondant beads on the end? Did they have to be set out to dry as well?

tracey1970 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:24pm
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That looks awesome! I'm glad the instructions worked for you

MacsMom Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by disneynutbsv

That looks great! Can you explain how you made the wires to curve and is it fondant beads on the end? Did they have to be set out to dry as well?




Yes, they are fondant balls. For the wires I hold the tip of one in a pair of needle nose pliers, then holding the opposite end I just form the loop. Trying to bend them by using your fingers to form it leaves too many creases.

Thanks!

disneynutbsv Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:37pm
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Thank you for explaining!

cakedesigner59 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:43pm
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Gorgeous cake! What gauge wire did you use? How do you keep the balls on the ends?

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 4:34pm
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Macsmom that cake is just gorgeous!

MacsMom Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 4:59pm
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Originally Posted by cakedesigner59

Gorgeous cake! What gauge wire did you use? How do you keep the balls on the ends?




Oh, sorry! It's 18 gauge. I didn't use anything to stick them on, I just made sure the end of the wire was curled upward so they wouldn't fall off. I did let the balls dry for about 30 mins before I attached (they were still pretty soft).

stephanie214 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 5:15pm
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Fantastic bow and cake thumbs_up.gif

cylstrial Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 2:15am
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Those are some great links! And better yet -- they are the kind of bows that I have been dying to make. Every time I try to find the right tutorial --- I come up empty handed!!

Thanks everyone!

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