Hi girls. Can somebody help me??? I need to make a wedding cake, and the bride wants a huge molding chocolate bow in one of the tiers. I don't know how to make it without the bow folding on the sides. PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks in advance.
Can you use modeling chocolate the same way you'd use fondant/gumpaste? If so, here's a great video from Planet Cake on making a bow:
I've used modelling chocolate before and it's pretty simular to working with gumpaste. Just make all the loops and set them on their sides and let them harden on a tray or a cookie sheet. You won't be able to cut anything away once they are hard so make sure they are exactly as you want them.
Thanks. yes is similar like working with gum paste and I have made a lots of them but I'm worry because this is really huge and I'm afraid that it could fold the loops on the corners and doesn't looks good. I just want to know is there a way to make those huge loops without problem.
I see what you're saying. You probably want to support them while they are drying with something like Saran wrap or paper towel. Maybe a small balloon you could carefully deflate once it's dry would work too.
Mmmm. That might work. Thanks lizabu. I'll try that to see if works.
I did a huge red bow for a Christmas cake. It's in my photos. It was a 3 loop with tails. I used Gum paste because it dries faster than anything...especially when you roll it thin. I first looped each bow around a large paper towel rod, then in a few minutes when it started getting stiff I laid it on it's side and shaped it even wider...stuffing with paper towels to keep it set. The ends I pinched together and put picks in...the longer the better--especially for the center loop. It dried in no time practically...I would give it several hours to set. It was very light too. Had I known what quilling was, I probably would have done that with this bow to kind of fill in more.
Thanks. and I saw your christmas cake bow I love it.