I came up with this simple way to make a bow that involves only two pieces of modeling chocolate. I make this using modeling chocolate because it sets up almost right away and it easy to handle, although you can make it with fondant or gumpaste. No worries about ruffling or tufting anything…just use the template to cut out your chocolate, then fold your edges together and you’re basically done! Enjoy!

List of Materials

  • Modeling chocolate
  • Rolling pin
  • Template


Print out the template to whatever size bow you’d like. Cut the template out and place it on your rolled out modeling chocolate.


Cut out the modeling chocolate around the template.


Make sure you cut a bit extra length on the side so you have a strip for the center of the bow. Remove excess modeling chocolate and store away.


Fold left edge to center.
Fold right edge to center.


You’re almost done! – looking like a little bow now isn’t it!? :)


Put the strip you cut out earlier over the center and tuck it behind the bow.


Use a little melted chocolate to attach it to your favorite purse, shoe or cake! Enjoy!



bonnie2463 Says... 16 Jan 2012 , 10:37am

Thanks thats looks like a can do and will do. the pattern great help.

BobbiT Says... 16 Jan 2012 , 11:12am

A really neat bow. Thanks for the tutorial.

CupcakeMum Says... 16 Jan 2012 , 11:55am

Very nice bow, Ill definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

Solecito Says... 16 Jan 2012 , 1:51pm

This is too cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

TerriLynn Says... 16 Jan 2012 , 3:46pm

I love templates! Thank you so much for sharing. :0)

Niki3795 Says... 17 Jan 2012 , 8:16pm

Worked perfectly, LOVE it, thanks so much for taking the time to do the tutorial!!

KimErskine Says... 18 Jan 2012 , 6:46pm

Awesome, thanks for sharing.

eatyourcakeevents Says... 20 Jan 2012 , 3:49am

Beautiful and so easy!

katie1214 Says... 21 Jan 2012 , 5:38am

thanks for sharing this! used it to make a bow for my hello kitty cake after i dropped the one i made earlier in the week :( tutorial was easy to follow and bow turned out great!

Chefnme Says... 21 Jan 2012 , 7:40am

This is awesome. Definitely better than doing the strips.

sweetpee417 Says... 24 Jan 2012 , 12:09pm

thank you so much great temp

pinnky Says... 4 Feb 2012 , 10:32pm

Wow! So neat and easy to do.Thanks a million.

CupCake7401 Says... 6 Feb 2012 , 2:21pm

That is so cute!

maunsoorah Says... 8 Feb 2012 , 9:43pm

I like this method, it looks so easy and convenient. I will try it, should be fast too.

DStauch Says... 24 Feb 2012 , 7:23pm

Brilliant!!! Amazing!!! You are the BEST! Thanks for taking the time to make us a tutorial and for sharing your fabulous talent.

awtwcw1 Says... 22 Mar 2012 , 10:54am

I totally needed this right now! thanks!

RanaeC Says... 29 Aug 2012 , 6:09pm

Can someone please tell me where I can find modeling chocolate or how to make it? I've seen it on cake shows but I can't find it at any of the stores around my home town. I would really appreciate any help.


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