Sticky Uppy Bows - How?

Decorating By allie73 Updated 3 Mar 2009 , 2:43pm by allie73

allie73 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 2:02pm
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I can manage to do a pretty decent "regular" loopy bow these days, but I'd like to expand my bow repertoire. I see some of the neatest bows on this site, and the best way I can describe them is "sticky uppy." There are very few - if any - loops actually laying on the cake. Instead, they are sticking up in the air, straight and at angles. Sort of like in this picture by the amazing cakesbyallison:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=192573

I tried to do this last night. It was a disaster. Any pointers that anyone can offer me? Thanks so much for your help!

5 replies
DianeLM Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 2:08pm
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Close your loop around a wire or a toothpick and let dry. Then, you can poke it in anywhere you like. icon_smile.gif

pinkpiggie78 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 2:09pm
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I would imagine they wired the bottom of each loop and stuck it into the cake. I did one that was both on the cake and up from the cake and used the cakeboss tutorial.

pinkpiggie78 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 2:21pm
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I guess Diane and I were posting at the same time icon_smile.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 2:25pm
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Exactly what Diane said.. I use toothpicks in mine to put them into the cake...http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1232364.html

allie73 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 2:43pm
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Oh my goodness, I never thought of that. Thank you so much - I'm going to go home after school and try it out!

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