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:
I tried to do this last night. It was a disaster. Any pointers that anyone can offer me? Thanks so much for your help!
Close your loop around a wire or a toothpick and let dry. Then, you can poke it in anywhere you like.
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.
I guess Diane and I were posting at the same time
Exactly what Diane said.. I use toothpicks in mine to put them into the cake...http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1232364.html
Oh my goodness, I never thought of that. Thank you so much - I'm going to go home after school and try it out!