Looped Bow Tutorial

Decorating By gladysrdz24 Updated 12 Jan 2014 , 9:58am by h0mesweeth0me

gladysrdz24 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 4:37am
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This is a quick tutorial to help those that would like to learn how to make a beautiful bow. Hopefully you will be able to understand the pics. Start at the bottom. I make my bow with fondant and tylose mixed in. You can also use a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste.

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mcaulir Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 9:36am
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Thanks! Very clear instructions. I like the way your bow turned out.

dhccster Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 11:03am
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Thank you for posting this. Beautiful bow. thumbs_up.gif

YALANTZI Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 11:56am
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Thanks for sharing, the turorial is great.

gladysrdz24 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:26am
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i just noticed that some my quotes in the pictures are cut off. so sorry if you have any questions please pm me.

galliesway Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 10:44pm
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Thanks so much for posting this tutorial with pictures! This might be a dumb question but what kind of paper did you use?

cylstrial Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by galliesway

Thanks so much for posting this tutorial with pictures! This might be a dumb question but what kind of paper did you use?

I think it's just a little pieces of paper towel rolled up. That's what I use.

gladysrdz24 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 4:20am
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you are correct. its just pieces of kitchen paper rolled up. and dont worry no question is dumb.

dpaulson512 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 11:55am
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Wonderful tutorial! WhenEVER I get brave enough to try fondant again, I definitely want to try this!

bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 12:16pm
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Thank you very much for posting that!! It's very helpful! icon_biggrin.gif

2SchnauzerLady Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 12:17pm
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The only dumb questions are the ones that don't get asked! Thanks for the tutorial - clear instructions with pictures - that's exactly what I need! I'm definitely going to use this for my next cake since my last bow kind of flopped!

fondantbow Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 12:15pm
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What is the best thickness to make the ribbons for the bow? 1/8"?

letsgetcaking Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 12:48pm
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Thank you for this great tutorial. I will have to try this.

ncbert Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:57pm
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excellent tutorial... thank for showing us!! thumbs_up.gif

tatorchip Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:02pm
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Thank you so much for such a fantastic tutorial

gladysrdz24 Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 4:42am
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1/8" is a good thickness. This way the loops will be easier to form and your bow will be more sturdier.

kramzc Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 9:24pm
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Thank you for the tutorial, very helpful.


quietude Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 9:44pm
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Thanks for your tutorial!

Uniqueask Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 10:02pm
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Thank You for the tutorial, your bow is very beautiful.

sberryp Posted 23 May 2010 , 6:29pm
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You did a great job!

KayMc Posted 23 May 2010 , 7:33pm
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You say you used fondant with tylose mixed in. Is there a problem with using Fondarific fondant, since I can't add the tylose to already-made fondant?

gladysrdz24 Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:11pm
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Of course you can add tylose to already made fondant. I do it all the time. If you dont want to its ok itll just take longer for your loops to dry. but i strongly recommend to add tylose to the fondant paste mixture of fondant and water that you will need to use to "glue" the loops together. This will make ur bow SO much sturdier and you wont be afraid of handling it. I made this red bow for a cousin of mine for her cake and she still has it from almost a year ago!!

KayMc Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:14pm
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I just bought my fondant for the first time and haven't opened any of the containers yet. Aren't the containers filled with the ready-made fondant? Do you just knead in the tylose powder to the ready-made fondant, or how do you add the two together? icon_redface.gif

Postal_Cakemaker Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:22pm
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Awesome!! Thanks!!

gladysrdz24 Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:26pm
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yup you sure do! just knead it together and itll mix together wonderfully. just work quick because it will start to get stiff after a while.[/quote]

Jenmarlene Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:32pm
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thanks for the tutorial!

NJCakeDiva Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:41pm
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Very nice tutorial! I will have to try this soon. thumbs_up.gif

Lcubed82 Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:27am
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Thank you!

FullHouse Posted 29 May 2010 , 5:19pm
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Wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much!!!!

calivettie Posted 31 May 2010 , 6:18am
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