Need A Little Guidence On A Cake Im Making For A Sweet Sixteen

Decorating By Mamalynseyloo Updated 10 May 2016 , 5:06am by Mamalynseyloo

Mamalynseyloo Posted 7 May 2016 , 6:46am
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Ive been asked to make the cake for my cousin's sweet sixteen, which isnt for months so I have lots of time to practice.  Im pretty comfortable working with fondant but I havent gotten too intricate with it...mostly just covering cakes, doing cut outs, and some very basic figures.  Ive never worked with gum paste but Im planning to do some practicing with it.  This is the cake they gave as an example...they said I can get creative but the basic theme they want.  So far Im wondering whats the best material to do the scrolled letter with, gum paste or fondant??  My other question is what type of bow is that considered??  Ive seen tutorials and info for loopy bows and for bow ties, but can seem to find one for this kind (and I dont know what to call it to search for it lol).  Bonus points if someone could give me a link for how to do that kind of bow!  Thanks so much in advance! 

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costumeczar Posted 7 May 2016 , 12:27pm
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Can you link to a photo?

Mamalynseyloo Posted 7 May 2016 , 8:15pm
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Weird, I thought I attached a photo! 900_need-a-little-guidence-on_988509572e4cd8ace5c.jpg

carolinecakes Posted 7 May 2016 , 11:01pm
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Gum paste/fondant bow

http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-bow/



Letter Topper tutorial in foreign language but the pics tell the story. Google translate did not work for me.


http://forum.say7.info/topic56081.html


Mamalynseyloo Posted 8 May 2016 , 4:28am
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Quote by @costumeczar on 15 hours ago

Can you link to a photo?

Sorry, im a new member here and still trying to figure out how it all works!  i thought I responded with the cake image.  Im trying to figure out what that type of bow is called but am not coming up with much.  Is there a certain term I can use to describe it so I can google and youtube that specific kind of bow??  Thanks so much!

cakebaby2 Posted 8 May 2016 , 6:54am
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I'm seeing a cake with a pink bow and black musical bars, is that it? The photo's on this site are weird now and often don't relate to what the OP means in historical threads.

That's the easiest bow of the lot, there are youtube vids by cakestepbystep that show you how to make this. Good luck x

Mamalynseyloo Posted 8 May 2016 , 9:57pm
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Quote by @cakebaby2 on 15 hours ago

I'm seeing a cake with a pink bow and black musical bars, is that it? The photo's on this site are weird now and often don't relate to what the OP means in historical threads.

That's the easiest bow of the lot, there are youtube vids by cakestepbystep that show you how to make this. Good luck x

 

Yup cakebaby2, thats the one!  Thank you so much I will look for those videos!

Yes cakebaby2 thats it!  I will look on youtube for that user!  Thank you so much!
Read more at http://www.cakecentral.com/forum/t/829293/need-a-little-guidence-on-a-cake-im-making-for-a-sweet-sixteen#q5py4JYeYKmhq542.99
Yes cakebaby2 thats it!  I will look on youtube for that user!  Thank you so much!
Read more at http://www.cakecentral.com/forum/t/829293/need-a-little-guidence-on-a-cake-im-making-for-a-sweet-sixteen#q5py4JYeYKmhq542.99

carolinecakes Posted 8 May 2016 , 10:23pm
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Quote by @carolinecakes on 23 hours ago

Gum paste/fondant bow

http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-bow/



Letter Topper tutorial in foreign language but the pics tell the story. Google translate did not work for me.


http://forum.say7.info/topic56081.html

The site can be buggy, sent this yesterday.

Mamalynseyloo Posted 9 May 2016 , 4:54am
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Quote by @carolinecakes on 6 hours ago


Quote by @carolinecakes on 23 hours ago

Gum paste/fondant bow

http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-bow/



Letter Topper tutorial in foreign language but the pics tell the story. Google translate did not work for me.


http://forum.say7.info/topic56081.html

The site can be buggy, sent this yesterday.

Carolinecakes Im not sure what you posted, but whatever it is, its not showing up for me :(

carolinecakes Posted 9 May 2016 , 2:29pm
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carolinecakes Posted 9 May 2016 , 2:35pm
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I will try again 3rd time might be a charm

Letter cake topper, in a foreign language but he pics are step by step.....

http://forum.say7.info/topic56081.html

http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-bow/

ropalma Posted 9 May 2016 , 2:53pm
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If you look close you can see the wire coming out the bottom of the H.  You want to use Gumpaste for the letter.

Mamalynseyloo Posted 10 May 2016 , 5:06am
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Quote by @ropalma on 14 hours ago

If you look close you can see the wire coming out the bottom of the H.  You want to use Gumpaste for the letter.

I didnt notice that before, but now I see it!  Thanks for pointing it out!

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