What Is Best To Use For Making Harder Decorations Like Bows

Decorating By lukesgirl4 Updated 29 Jun 2009 , 2:35am by 1234me

lukesgirl4 Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 9:00pm
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Is it better to use gum paste for bows (if I want a full looking bow that will somewhat harden in order to hold shape) or fondant mixed with gumpaste, or fondant and gum tex??? Any help would be appreciated!! Thank you!!

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ninatat Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 10:48pm
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depends on how hard you want it, gum paste/fondant, make your loops and put them in their sides oh same for both, gumpaste will dry much faster, i use alot of crisco when mixing both and working with it. if you use gumpaste i'd cut it alot thicker, so they won't crack, personally i like the 50/50

Price Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 10:54pm
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I use fondant with just a small amount of tylose added. I can roll the fondant pretty thin. I hang the loops over 1/2" pvc pipe to dry. Hanging them over the pipe keeps them perfectly shaped. After my loops have dried, I use candy melts to put the loops together into a bow.

Rylan Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:39am
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I like using a mixture of gumpaste and fondant. I prefer the consistency and it dries strong.

txnonnie Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:43am
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I use 50/50 gumpaste/fondant.

1234me Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 2:35am
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I find it easier to mix tylose with fondant so that is what I use!

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