Damask Bow....baffled

Decorating By artgal Updated 30 Mar 2013 , 5:37am by SystemMod2

artgal Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 2:35am
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Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can create a 4" damask bow?  The customer wants 2 bows, white, with damask.  I am baffled on what to do......please....somebody help!!!

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savannahquinn Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 4:12am
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ACan you cut a strip of fondant then put a stencil over it and spray it with color? Then form the bow when color dries?

savannahquinn Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 4:19am
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AOr maybe edible image on fondant

fearlessbaker Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 5:52am
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AYou might be able to find an embossed rolling pin. I got mine from Chocopan.

Evoir Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 6:19am
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You can buy edible image damask wraps, and damask chocolate transfers. I'd use one of those for sure.


ETA: I mean apply your edible image to your gum paste and then form your bow, then let dry. If you can't find it premade by Lucks or someone, get a pattern printed onto a blank sheet at a cake shop/custom printing place.

artgal Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 11:54am
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Thank you for all the suggestions.  I need to work on it this week for next weekend.  I never used edible chocolate Transfers, what exactly are they?  As far as the transfer sheet, how would I make it stick to the gumpaste/fondant?  In the past I have used just a minimal amount of buttercream but I am afraid it might crack when dry.  I am going to do a trial today.

artgal Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 11:56am
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If I did that, unfortunately the fondant/gumpaste will dry out and crack when I form the bow.

AZCouture Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 3:39pm
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Right this very minute as a matter of fact, I am making sugar sheet bows. You cut two pieces and stick them together back to back (so the design is seen on the inside loops), and pinch them together in the middle like any other bow of fondant/gumpaste. 

AZCouture Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 3:40pm
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And they are as light as a feather, might I add. I would show you but it's for a project for CC and ain't supposed to be shared yet. ;)

artgal Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 12:06am
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Really?  I just played around with sugar sheet today but it cracked.  Doesn't the air work fast to dry it out?  Also, do you use water or buttercream?  darn, I wish I could see what you are talking about.  I brought the sugar sheets home with me to work on the bows for next weekend.  I will see if I could work with it.  thank you so much for your input.

wildflowercakes Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 12:24am
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AZCouture- you're such a teaseicon_biggrin.gif

AZCouture Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 1:16am
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AEventually they will, sure. I actually rubbed a tiny bit of Crisco on the back of one to get the other to stick. Work fairly quickly, or else they will crack.

AZCouture Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 1:17am
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Original message sent by wildflowercakes

AZCouture- you're such a tease:D

Heh heh

SystemMod2 Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 5:37am
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That's odd. I have applied an edible to image to just-rolled (soft) gumpaste, just dampening the surface of the GP with a sponge, and have then formed the gumpaste with the edible image into a 3D shape. It may simply be a difference in the type we have here in Australia, but I think it would work fine if you keep the humidity up.


(That's the other thing - we have humidity here as I live right near the coast by a beach).

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