Can I successfully make a bow (like for a gift box cake) out of fondant only. I'm considering getting some Fondarific and make a bow. The cake is due on Thursday. Will it be dry and sturdy enough to sit on top of the cake?
Yes, you can make a bow with just fondant. I could be wrong, but I thought fondarific was the brand that stays soft (Duff Goldman used it on an episode and I"m pretty sure they commented on that - again though - I could be wrong).
I use the wilton brand for these types of project. It is easy to work with and dries really sturdy. I've made lots of bows and confetti with it. You will need some royal icing or white chocolate or something to put the bow together - FYI.
Let the loops for the bow dry as long as possible. I try to make mine up a few days ahead of time.
I use Fondarific and it's stays soft. I have used fondant for a bow, but it needs at minimum 3 - 4 days to dry. I keep Satin Ice or Fondx on hand for fondant decorations that need to dry. I've even added tylose and/or gumtex to Fondarific and it doesn't help a whole lot for drying.
Ok, thanks for all the great information. I think I have some gumpaste made up and i can add that to some fondant i already have made and do my bow.
Carla, your Avatar is TOO cute!...very appropriate! Thanks again for your replies.
my baby shower cake with the giant pink and white bow is only fondant (mmf actually) I made the bow pieces a day or to ahead. Just make them thin and make lots, so they support themselves as they are not super strong. Make sure to make lots of extras for breakage!
Thanks! And you're welcome. I have an avatar I use for a different site that has me in the glasses, posing with Ron Ben Israel. I'm a geek, what can I say? LOL.