paulstonia Posted 5 May 2012 , 3:59am
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Oh no! just tried to attatch my fondant bow and it cracked. Any ideas for doing a bow when you don't have time for it to dry? Party is tomorow afternoon.

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LisaPeps Posted 5 May 2012 , 4:05am
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Do you have sugarveil available to you?

srkmilklady Posted 5 May 2012 , 4:34am
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I feel your pain! The same thing happened to me two weeks ago. The night before my daughter's wedding my DH accidentally destroyed the big bow that was to sit on the bottom tier of the wedding cake. First I panicked, then decided I had to try something. So I made a new bow out of straight gumpaste (Wilton) and I put it in the oven with just the oven light on overnight & to my surprise it was solid enough to hold up on the cake the next day. I don't usually use straight gumpaste ...I prefer using a 50/50 mix but under the circumstances I had no choice. But it worked and no one even knew what happened...until my dear hubby mentioned it in his father of the bride speech!! icon_lol.gif

carmijok Posted 5 May 2012 , 6:51am
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I always use Wilton's pre-made gum paste for bows. They dry VERY quickly. Roll it thin. Gum paste can get very thin without cracking and the thinner it is, the faster it dries. It's a lot lighter than fondant too.

paulstonia Posted 5 May 2012 , 7:44am
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Thanks everyone, should have thought of using gumpaste. It was a last minute cake for a friend and didn't have a lot of drying time. I alway put gumpaste powder ing my fondant but pure gumpaste would have been a better idea.

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