Small 1/4" Bow Question

Decorating By cookieswithdots Updated 10 Feb 2009 , 8:41pm by ibmoser

cookieswithdots Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 10:13pm
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I'm going to be putting a bow on the top of a 6" round cake. I'm in the process of making all the loops and was wondering if anyone else has made this bow using 1/4" loops. So far I like the smaller look for a smaller cake top. They are about 5" long, so I've made about 40 so far.

Any tips would be appreciated.


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ibmoser Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 2:50pm
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Yes, narrow loops are great - you just need more of them. Elisa Strauss has a cute gift box in her new books for kid's cakes. This bow was made in a class with her recently.

cookieswithdots Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 6:28pm
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Yep-- that's the bow. I do have her book, really creative ideas. How did you attach your bow to your cake? Yours is great. I hope mine turns out that well.


ibmoser Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 8:41pm
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We made each loop on shortish (maybe 3" long) wires and made sure to roll the cut ends of the gumpaste into a point on the wire. This really only left about 1" of wire at the bottom. When dry, the wired loops were placed into a mound of gumpaste glued on top of the fondant. The wires did not extend into the cake - just into the gumpaste.

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