I Need Help Making A Bow Out Of Fondant...

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cakeglitz Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 7:41pm
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I'm going to attempt to make a cake with a bow on top for one of my co-worker's wife for her birthday. This will be a first...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

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kandyc10 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 8:03pm
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Be sure and make your loops several days in advance so they have time to dry. Good Luck! icon_smile.gif

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pjaycakes Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 8:43pm
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Just in case it isn't clear make sure you make it out of gumpaste. Fondant will be brittle and fall apart once it dries.

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kandyc10 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 8:58pm
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I have never used gumpaste before. All I have ever used is fondant and thank goodness it has never became brittle or fallen apart. A couple of my pics has the bows I made out of fondant if you wanted to have a look.

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TexasSugar Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 9:04pm
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I've used fondant mixed with gum tex for most of my bows.

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erinalicia Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 9:25pm
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I've used straight fondant on all of my bows and I don't have problems with them falling apart. I think it depends on the humidity in your area. You can also use modeling chocolate/candy clay mixed with fondant.

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Price Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 9:25pm
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I have used both pure fondant and fondant mixed with tylose powder for my loopy bows and haven't had a problem with breakage either way.

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cakeglitz Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 9:29pm
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Thanks Everyone!!!I'm excited now to give it a try!! icon_biggrin.gif

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ZoesMum Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 1:13am
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I used 50/50 gumpaste and fondant for my bows, and yes...leave as much time as you can for drying!

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pjaycakes Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 10:30am
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I only get good bows with gumpaste. Must be the area I live, or it could just be me. Sorry didn't mean to make it sound like you "had" to use gumpaste. Whichever way works for you is great.

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Bel_Anne Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 10:55am
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I think the trick to using only fondant is really thin fondant. And here's a link to the BEST upright bow for on top of a cake. I just put a tissue or two inside til it dries over night... then pull it out next morning icon_smile.gif Dries hard.


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Mikel79 Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 1:32pm
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I have a "Bow Loop Dryer". Take a look in my photos. If you have the time to go to Lowes or Home Depot to buy some PVC pipe, it will make a world of difference....

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DianeLM Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 2:52pm
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