Fondant Loop Bow

Decorating By DinasSugarShack Updated 16 Oct 2010 , 6:23pm by leah_s

DinasSugarShack Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 11:00pm
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Hi
I need to make a gift box that is rather large, it is an 11x15. I want to put a loop bow on it. How many loops should I make and what size should they be so it looks proportional? Also, would you place it in the middle or off to a corner on a cake this shape?
Finally, for those who have done it before would you use royal icing or chocolate melts to glue the loops together. Which one holds better?

Thanks
Dina

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cherrycakes Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 1:47am
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When I make loopy bows I make a lot of loops so that when I'm putting the bow together I can fiddle around with it until it looks right.

I also find that chocolate melts work much better as they set up almost instantly. Good luck!

DinasSugarShack Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 2:31am
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Thank you, by the way I love your cakes, they all look so pretty

cherrycakes Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 3:07pm
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Thank you for your nice comment! I've been searching for a great bow tutorial that I once saw but can't find it now. However, I had this one saved so in case you're needing some visuals here's another good tutorial on loopy bows.

http://www.cakeboss.com/FondantBowTutorial.aspx

DianeLM Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 5:31pm
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You can check out my loopy bow instructions in my signature below. icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 6:23pm
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I wire each loop individually so that I can build the bow on the cake. It looks very natural that way.

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