How Do You Make A Fondant Bow Keep Its Shape?

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heartofoklahoma Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 10:52pm
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I was wondering........how do you make a fondant bow keep its shape? The big ones that are on the top of the cake. All I have worked with is fondant.
I want to make one for a cake coming up this saturday. Do I make it in advance?
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Rylan Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 10:55pm
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The one with a lot of loops right? Usually people just dry it hanging in a pole. And yes, it is best to make it in advance. I also suggest you use gumpaste or fondant/gumpaste mixture.

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heartofoklahoma Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 10:58pm
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Thank you Rylan TY.............How much fondant and how much gumpaste should I use?
Also, the gumpaste powder, or the clay stuff?

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Deb_ Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 10:59pm
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Here's a great tutorial, I found it on here under the articles tab......

HTH
Deb

http://www.cakecentral.com/article17-How-to-Make-a-Fondant-Loop-Bow.html

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heartofoklahoma Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 11:01pm
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Thank you dkelly..........I will go check it out!

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cylstrial Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 1:44pm
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Use gumpaste!

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lorrieg Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 3:48pm
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I made this one a week ahead, dried the loops on long dowels and dusted after drying with antique silk lustre dust. Put it together with chocolate. It transported with no breakage and the bride is going to keep it because it's 100% gumpaste rolled to about 5 on my pasta attachment.
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Ladiesofthehouse Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 3:52pm
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Wow--that bow is GORGEOUS!

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neelycharmed Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 3:57pm
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That bow is PERFECT!

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lorrieg Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 4:07pm
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Thanks! I didn't want to give it up. icon_lol.gif

I forgot to mention that the pearl edged ribbon was simple to make and all gumpaste as well.

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becklynn Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 4:19pm
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There is also a great video on Fondant Bows by tonedna (Thanks Edna!!) on youtube:
Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOTdwsbgDV8&feature=channel_page

She has lots of other helpful videos on youtube. This one helped me out a lot!

Good luck!

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