Fondant Bows

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tmterlaan Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 11:04pm
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I am a newbie and I need instructions on how to make a fondant bow. The kind with all the loops not just a standard two loop bow. Thank you in advance for the help.

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sugarwishes Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 11:58pm
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Here's a link on how to make a two-tone loopy bow. It's in another language but the pictures are really great and explanatory. HTH

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

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bashini Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 10:08am
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Hi, the link that sugar wishes has posted was very helpful, when I made my loopy bow. Even though its in a different language, the pictures are very clear in what you should do.

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tmterlaan Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 11:52pm
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Thanks, the pics are great. My problem was that my fondant was too soft. I used MMF and the loops did not stand up after drying for several hours. Should I have added gum paste to my MMF to make it more sturdy? Need to kno for the next time. I appreciate the help.

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tracey1970 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 2:14am
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This may help you:

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

Also, I always use a sturdy fondant mixed 50/50 with gumpaste for a bow. I have used a goopy fondant to make a bow, and it was a MESS!

Just to clarify the above tutorial (I misread it at first) the bow loops are 7" long, not 11" long.

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didi5 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:09am
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Here's another kind of bow to add to the list of tutorials:

http://www.make-fabulous-cakes.com/fondant-bow.html

To make the fondant a bit more stiffer to hold up its shape better, I knead some cornstarch in the fondant. Always works for me.

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meenu Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:35am
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sayhellojana Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:42am
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MMF can be used for bows, but expecting it to dry in a few hours is way not gonna happen. Let it dry at the very least a full day, three or four if you can. It will work icon_smile.gif

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tmterlaan Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 4:09am
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Thank you all so much for the tips and tutorials, I feel much better about how to do it next time. I appreciate the advise. This website is the best.

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