I uploaded a photo of a cake at the weekend and was really pleased to see it hit the #1 spot! It featured a shiny 'satin' bow and lots of folks asked for instructions.
I have made a very embarrassing video tutorial, but I hope it helps show how I made the bow.
Please don't hesitate to comment or PM me if I can clarify anything further.
Thank you so much for the tutorial!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to do that. It really is an awesome bow!!
I really enjoyed your tutorial, thanks for you efforts.
what kind of fondant do you use?
Very informative tutorial, and easy to follow. Thank you!
Very helpful tutorial, thanks a lot. You are very beautiful too.
Great video, thanks.
Thanks so much for the tutorial. Good instructions. Do you add anything to the fondant to make it dry quickly?
Thank you for taking the time to make the video!
Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try out your instructions.
very nice! Thank you for posting
Nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing!
Ooo! Thanks for posting that! It's a great tutorial!
Thanks for sharing
Thanks for your sweet comments, guys! I just use marshmallow fondant that I make myself with nothing added, but I have done this with Duff, Satin Ice and Fondarific too. I'm sure you know, but the darker the color, the longer the fondant takes to dry, so bear that in mind. The Duff fondant seems to stay soft for a very long time, even the lighter colors, so it's not ideal for this bow.
I know a lot of people use gumpaste and while it is edible, I just don't think people would actually like to eat it! I much prefer to use fondant, but you could use the same technique with gumpaste or fondant and Tylose, or even modeling chocolate.
Thanks, that's exactly what I needed to know. You've been a great help!
Love the bow and thank you very much for taking the time to do a tutorial for us. I love the dogs on top too! Hint...hint...
Thank you so much! What a great tutorial!!
WOW! I am soooo glad I found this post. I always saw fabulous bows and wondered how people did them but never could quite figure it out. I used your technique this weekend and the results were awesome. I was so proud of how the bow looked. I wanted to ask you about your spray though. I found some on a website, but was wondering if you just bought the clear glaze or if you bought the colored ones? I found PME lustre spray in colors or PME edible glaze spray in clear.
Thank you so much for taking time to help others make their cakes better.
Hi, Cargen! I'm so glad the tutorial was useful. Did you post the cake with the bow on in your photos?
I use the coloured sprays and obviously used the pink one for the bow on that Juicy cake. I build it up slowly though, a thin coat at a time. It only takes minutes to dry so it's not too time-consuming. If you spray too much on at once it can become wet. I've not seen the clear glaze! That's sounds great!
Thank you for the quick response EnglistCakeLady. I am going to order some now. I can't wait to try it!!!! I really appreciate all your help.
thank you so much! wonderful tutorial!!
Thank you so much for making the tutorial! I was always trying to get the pleats after gluing the ends and this is SO much better!
Hi, I am still a newbie with cake decorating and only started this summer. I have attempted at making the bow maybe 15 times anf thats no exaggeration Its just kept on cracking and tearing and not looking smooth I did however use half fondant and half gumpaste I am wondering if that was the problem?
Thank youuuuu so much for this tutorial, it's awesome!!!