Loop Bow Problems

Decorating By cupcakelady64 Updated 11 Nov 2009 , 4:47pm by cupcakelady64

cupcakelady64 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 3:59pm
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So I keep trying to make a loop bow...but everything goes wrong. I roll out my fondant, cut the strips, lay them over a dowel rod and pinch the ends as instructed. BUT, when I go to build the bow, the pieces keep breaking! icon_surprised.gif

Not sure what I am messing up on, could really use some advice! And, do I wait to put it together until I am decorating the cake? icon_confused.gif

3 replies
flamingobaker Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:15pm
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It sounds like you are using straight fondant? I use a 1/2 gumpaste/fondant mixture. The gumpaste makes it dry harder. Some people add tylose? powder to their fondant, too.

DianeLM Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:19pm
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I agree with flamingobaker - straight fondant is too fragile. I like to add tylose powder to my fondant for bows so they're exactly the same color as the non-tylose fondant ribbons I wrap around the cake.

See if the tutorial below my signature helps.

cupcakelady64 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:47pm
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Well, you are MORE than generous!! icon_biggrin.gif

Hopefully it will work out for me this time!

thanks again!

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