Originally Posted by DeniseNH
Your cake is out of this world. But she asked about attaching bow loops to the side of a cake and as you can imagine they can be pretty heavy. The designs shown in your photo are flat-backed and would stick beautifully with water but bows are heavy and I believe she said she would be coating the cake with buttercream which makes it even more difficult to adhere properly.
That full music sheet was pretty darn heavy and I attach huge bows the same way. I don"t see where the OP said she was attaching to buttercream.
To the OP, apparently I didn't understand what you were talking about. If your bow contains many loops like this one
The loops pretty much have to be individually wired and twisted together. Then the twisted wired are wrapped in plastic or other food safe material so that they don't directly touch the cake.