Store Bought Fondant Bow, Can I...

Decorating By 2txmedics Updated 5 May 2011 , 3:55pm by 2txmedics

2txmedics Posted 5 May 2011 , 1:02am
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Ok, I do NOT work in fondant and my daughter wants a cake with a fondant bow as a topper, the colors of the cake are zebra, pink and black and white. Can I buy a white fondant bow and color it pink???
Can I trim it in bc icing in pink or black, the outer loops to get the colors in?
Can I use some kind of dust to make it a deep pink?

HELP!!!!! below are some examples of what Im trying to say in adding color
http://www.buttercreamdreams.com/images/black_scrolls.jpg

http://free.bridal-shower-themes.com/img/how-to-make-a-bow-out-of-fondant_3.jpg

can I cheat? would it look ok using an actual bow?
http://themecakesbytraci.com/Gallery/albums/5Birthday/Sept_Cakes_003.sized.jpg

AND NOW SHE SAYS SHE LIKES THIS LETTER ONTOP OF THE CAKE!!! Where can I find one
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2467/3623063115_7c8c13dd37_o.jpg

Party is May 28th Thanks all!!!

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trouble44 Posted 5 May 2011 , 1:21am
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I do like the looks of the real bow, if you wanted to make it easy, since you don't do fondant yourself..
As for the letter, you don't have too much time to order one online, but I have seen them at Michaels..
You could probably get a letter at any place that sells wedding cake toppers in your area icon_smile.gif

Hope that helps! icon_smile.gif

2txmedics Posted 5 May 2011 , 1:49am
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I have been racking my brain tryiing to figure this out!...so hopefully I can figure this one out!....and to think I do this for family and as a hobby...lol my daughter who just turned 17yrs old but you see her and would think she is 14...the party is for her little girl...which is NICU baby, thats had open heart surgery.

So this party is very special, she has made it to her 1st bday!!! And well my daughter thinks Im the greatest when it comes to cakes...lol, if she only knew!!!! I just dabble in it!

Thanks!

sillywabbitz Posted 5 May 2011 , 2:18am
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2txMedics, It's nice to see another Texan on CC. I can honestly tell you making a fondant bow is actually not that comlicated. There are instructions on the wilton fondant box but there is a great tutorial at the Cake Boss software site.
http://www.cakeboss.com/FondantBowTutorial.aspx

Honestly the bows are not too hard to make. I would recommend you try and make one in the color you want and if it doesn't work out, go with real ribbon. The black outline on the bow in the picture was done with a clay extruder. They sell them at Hobby Lobby and with a 40% off coupon I think they're around $12. My Makin's clay extruder is one of my favorite cake toys so it's worth the investment. You extrude a thin snake and attach it to the edge of your dried bow loops with water. If you don't want to purchase a clay extruder you can just hand roll a snake. You can put a snake of fondant between two skewers and roll all 3, you will get an even snake the same size as the skewers. You could use dowels as well.
I think it's wonderful that you're doing this cake for your daughter and grandaughter.

2txmedics Posted 5 May 2011 , 2:59am
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Thank you very much for the advice...if you look at my pics, you can see Im so new to this whole cake thing, as a hobby,...but been around for about a few yrs...doing them.

I recall the bows being easy...its the rolling of fondant and the coloring that gets me, and of course I can NOT smooth it out on a cake for nothing!!! its like watching a wrestling match! lol

do you think it would be hard to dye a deep pink? I saw a site where they got the fondant and stenciled it in zebra in RI...and I thought why didnt it crack? the RI??
I saw how it was done on a link.
FOUND IT! HERE IT IS: http://sweetindulgencescakes.com/?p=423

sillywabbitz Posted 5 May 2011 , 5:12am
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The Wilton Rose color is some really good color and the Duff color gels at Michael's are supposed to give you a really bright colors. the Duff set includes a pink. I don't do much work with royal so I can't help there.

trouble44 Posted 5 May 2011 , 2:48pm
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Originally Posted by 2txmedics

I have been racking my brain tryiing to figure this out!...so hopefully I can figure this one out!....and to think I do this for family and as a hobby...lol my daughter who just turned 17yrs old but you see her and would think she is 14...the party is for her little girl...which is NICU baby, thats had open heart surgery.

So this party is very special, she has made it to her 1st bday!!! And well my daughter thinks Im the greatest when it comes to cakes...lol, if she only knew!!!! I just dabble in it!

Thanks!




WOW! That's AMAZING! icon_smile.gif Definitely a big milestone, with many many more to come! I'm sure whatever you make will make your daughter very happy!
Good luck and congrats!

2txmedics Posted 5 May 2011 , 3:55pm
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Thanks for the tutorial site on cake boss and I thank you all for the well wishes, she is coming along just fine, still cant eat regular food, was hoping she could eat bday cake but cant. still at stage 2 baby food and bottle.

I hope I can pull this cake off!!!! I need to find a stencil for V shaped Zebra stripes...

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