Can someone please give me some helpful hints to making a big bow? I googled something and let's just say I didn't end up putting a bow on my cake.
sorry I can't make one. Edna has a tutorial on youtube.
Try this site - she has a demonstration of how to make a bow. HTH
You should try Toba Garretts book "The Well decorated Cake". That's where I learned to make mine. You can find the book on amazon. You can get it for $8.00.
And Sugarshack has an instructinal DVD, 'Boxes and Bows'. Step by step, very clear. You'll have something to 'grow into', so to speak, with her instructions on how to make gift box cakes. She's here on CC...Sugarshack (Sharon Zambito)
Here is the link to Edna's bows... I just made my first bow after watching this video and I was amazed!! Her videos are the best!
This is two site I have used before.
One of the sites was blocked if you want I can PM it to you, just let me know.
I 2nd sugarshack's Boxes & Bows DVD! It's the best step by step tutorial you will find. www.sugaredproductions.com
A dress bow, or a loopy gift box bow?
I have a very simple method for the loopy bow, I make a "rack" out of a dowel and those hollow round cake supports from wilton (I hang them on the dowel)
Than I cut strips of fondant however wide you need, drape them over the round supports and let them dry 24 hours at least.
pipe a pile of buttercream and push the bow loops into the pile.
I hope this makes sense it is super easy!