I just tried making my first loop bow for the top of a present cake. I was a disaster and I ended up changing the design at the last minute. I think the bows weren't dry enough but there were other problems too. How does everyone get such beautiful bows? My loops wouldn't stick together, and like I said before I don't think they dried long enough, but still the bow just looked flat and very uneven. I would really appreciate it if people could tell just how they make their bows and any little tricks to getting them perfect. Thanks so much!
Did you add gumpaste? I make mine 50/50, that way they dry harder. Then I just stick them together on top of the cake with a HUGE wad of the BC from the cake.
Here is a link to a thread we had going a few weeks ago. If you are meaning the pom pom type bow this thread should help. After you read it, if you still have questions just send me a pm and I will try to help you.
OOPS! Edited to add the link. My Bad!
I just made my first one last weekend. I found it to be quite a bit easier than I was expecting! I used the Cake boss tutorial, found here:
I added tylose powder to my fondant to help it dry faster. Gunpaste would do the same thing.
Also, I dusted my large rolling pin with ps and looped the bow parts over it to dry. After they dried just a bit, I then laid them on their sides, like the tutorial says to do.
Here's how it turned out: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1448698
I used candy melts as the "glue" for the bow. Just make sure your candy melts are the same color as your bow!!