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!!
Be sure and make your loops several days in advance so they have time to dry. Good Luck!
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.
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.
I've used fondant mixed with gum tex for most of my bows.
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.
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.
Thanks Everyone!!!I'm excited now to give it a try!!
I used 50/50 gumpaste and fondant for my bows, and yes...leave as much time as you can for drying!
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.
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 Dries hard.
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....
See the instructions in my signature for more info.