Fondant Bow Help...

Decorating By jesus-saves-us-7 Updated 25 Aug 2009 , 3:19pm by jesus-saves-us-7

jesus-saves-us-7 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 7:56pm
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I need to make a fondant bow for a cake on sunday and have no idea where to begin...HELP please....icon_smile.gif

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JawdroppingCakes Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 8:03pm
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If you check out this link it will show you how to make a basic bow.

Price Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 8:20pm
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what type bow are you intrested in making? Pom Pom for on top of cake? Dress bow for side? etc.

cupcakemkr Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 8:23pm
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here is video tutorial from planet cakes

Good luck!

NatiMF30 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 8:45pm
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Here's a great video! I LOE Edna's videos!

jesus-saves-us-7 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:19am
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Thank you all so much for these links!

Price, the type of bow is like the one you did titled 'sandy shower'

Price Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:27pm
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Here's a link to an article on the pom pom or loopy bow.

I use basically the same technique as show in the article, however I turn a pan upside down the same diameter as I want the finished bow to be and put a piece of parchment paper on top of that. I use that as my guide for the size of my bow. I use melted candy melts as close to the same color of my fondant as I can get. HTH.


pattigunter Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:39pm
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I add gumpaste and tylose to my bows so that they'll dry harder and faster.

tracey1970 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 7:38pm
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I've tried this method to make a loopy bow. It worked well.

Mug-a-Bug Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 8:11pm
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I just made my first loopy bow. I used the candy melts and they were really runny. You can see globs in-between the loops. Help anyone?? icon_sad.gif

NatiMF30 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 8:15pm
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SinCityCakes, try the link below. Great stuff!

Originally Posted by tracey1970

I've tried this method to make a loopy bow. It worked well.

Price Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 11:41pm
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SinCityCakes -- I use the candy melts and am really happy with how they work. I melt them in the microwave until just melted. I normally add color to try to tint the choc. to the same color, or close to the color of the fondant loops. I put a small amount of the melted choc. in the middle of my circle of parchment paper and then arrange the bottom layer of loops. (I use one of the baby spoons that has the long handle with a small bowl to it.) I then put just a little of the choc on top of the center of the loops I have just assembled. I continue to repeat the process until the bow has been formed. I tend to make my bows pretty full and the choc. is normally not noticeable. Yes the choc. is melted and thin when you are building the bow, but it hardens very quickly.

I use fondant with tylose added for the loops, although I have used straight fondant and it worked fine.

I like to build my bows using the chocolate as opposed to using loops that are placed individually into the cake. I like being able to have the bow finished ahead of time and can just place it on top of the cake easily. When it is held together with chocolate, the bow can easily be removed from the cake before cutting without falling apart.


Loucinda Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 11:59pm
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When using the candy melts to attach the bow together, just make sure the cake is not anywhere where the sun can get to it - or they will melt! (didn't happen to me, but it did happen to a student)

Mug-a-Bug Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 12:24am
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Thanks for the help everyone (sorry to hijack the thread icon_redface.gif )

I guess maybe I just used too much of the candy melts. It still looks okay, but I strive for perfection!! icon_biggrin.gif

jesus-saves-us-7 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 3:09am
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Mug-a-Bug Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 2:44pm
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Looks amazing; you did a great job! icon_wink.gif

lchris Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 1:11am
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I have found when using candy melts in this heat, it melts rather quickly. Usually when I was transporting, even though the air conditioner in the car was on full blast.
So until it cools off, edible glue for me.

I'm in South Texas, so it should cool off somewhere around January!!! icon_cool.gif

jesus-saves-us-7 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 2:03pm
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Thank you all sooooo much.

Here is my finished product...minus the ends of the ribbon icon_sad.gif I painted the black trim on the bow with black food coloring.

mjk350 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 3:08pm
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You did a great job!!! thumbs_up.gif

jesus-saves-us-7 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:19pm
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thank you!!!

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