Hints For Making This Bow?

Decorating By mareg Updated 19 May 2009 , 4:11pm by tonedna

mareg Posted 17 May 2009 , 3:16pm
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I have to make a bow like the one in this cake. I have not made many bows and could use some help. Thanks!
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bashini Posted 17 May 2009 , 3:20pm
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Here is video from tonedna,




HTH. icon_smile.gif

artscallion Posted 17 May 2009 , 3:30pm
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I would recommend using a gumpaste/fondant mix for the trailing ribbon part. Try and shape and dry it off the cake in advance, so it looks more flowing and light, like a real ribbon would, not like a cooked lasagna noodle stuck/conformed to the shape of the side of the cake. (sorry, pet peeve of mine)

Cakepro Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:51pm
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Originally Posted by artscallion

Try and shape and dry it off the cake in advance, so it looks more flowing and light, like a real ribbon would, not like a cooked lasagna noodle stuck/conformed to the shape of the side of the cake. (sorry, pet peeve of mine)




LOL, what a great comparison! I know exactly what you mean! icon_biggrin.gif

mareg Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:47pm
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Thanks for you tips! I will watch the videos too!

summernoelle Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:53pm
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Yes, I second the gumpaste/fondant mixture. Or just add some Tylose to your fondant. icon_smile.gif

michellesArt Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:59pm
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don't forget to use suranwrap in the bow to help hold it's shape/fullness (also don't forget to remove before giving to customer) i like bows they're fairly easy and add a nice element to a cake

sweetcravings Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:03pm
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How do you get it to stay on the side of the cake?

mareg Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:28pm
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I have never heard of sunwrap. What is it and where do I get it?

Texas_Rose Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:32pm
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I think she meant Saran Wrap...just plastic wrap balled up and put into the loops while it's drying so the fondant holds its shape.

bashini Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by sweetcravings

How do you get it to stay on the side of the cake?




If its a fondant covered cake, use a bit of melted chocolate. icon_smile.gif

mareg Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:53pm
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I used a very fine spray mist of water on the top and sides. My kids had a spray sour candy and I saved it for spraying my cakes. Works GREAT!

michellesArt Posted 18 May 2009 , 4:22pm
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you could also use toothpick if you feel that you need added support though usually the water would work (btw sunwrap lol i had to double check that i spelled it right but i could see how you'd get that at a quick glance)

tonedna Posted 18 May 2009 , 4:32pm
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I use toothpicks to hold the bow on the side of the cake..
You have 2 options. Do the bow last minute put some rolls of wax paper
to hold the shape of the bow and insert toothpick on the sides of the center
in an area that wont show as much. Dont take the wax paper out so it holds it shape.


Or...do the bow before hand and make the holes before hand so you can insert the toothpicks. If the holes show you can cover them with some buttercream tha color of the bow.

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mareg Posted 18 May 2009 , 6:00pm
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Thanks again for the replies! Edna, I plan on making as much as possible ahead. Your viedo on the bows is great!

I'm confused on the toothpicks though. I put them in the middle of the back of the bow so it will stay up in the side of the cake? I hope thats what you meant.

tonedna Posted 18 May 2009 , 7:54pm
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I usually insert them through a place in the center of the bow that wont be to noticeable.
Since the loops in the bow on the photo are long, you will need to glue those to the fondant strip behind. You can use RI or chocolate. Chocolate sets faster, so is better. you can put some chocolate in the center for support too.
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mareg Posted 18 May 2009 , 8:58pm
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Thanks Edna! I hope my bow comes out half as good as youre!

tonedna Posted 18 May 2009 , 9:39pm
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You will be able to do it..don't give up!
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sweetcravings Posted 18 May 2009 , 10:53pm
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Thanks for the info everyone.

mareg Posted 19 May 2009 , 3:52pm
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Edna, What fondant/gumpaste do you use? Do you make yours? I'm going to make some of the Nick Lodge today and see how it is.

tonedna Posted 19 May 2009 , 4:11pm
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I love Nicholas recipe. But I used wiltons gumpaste a lot too. Some people find it dries too fast. I just add some fondant to it and seems to help.
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