Originally Posted by LoriMc
Great bow! Do you know what size dowel you used to dry those loops on? Also what do you mean by "sample loops"?
I used to have a really hard time making bows until I stopped using MMF. Things go so much smoother with the premade stuff + tylose!
I don't remember exactly which size dowel I used for that bow, but I use 5/8" most often. Sometimes 1/2"... sometimes 7/16".
By "sample loops", I mean a few loops (4 or 5) that have been allowed to dry for maybe 10 minutes or so, just long enough to handle. Arrange them in a circle, on a cake pan or cake dummy the same size as the cake the bow will go on to see if the length of the strip needs to be adjusted.