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Simple Bow Tutorial

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!


Comments (19)

Thanks thats looks like a can do and will do. the pattern great help.
A really neat bow. Thanks for the tutorial.
Very nice bow, Ill definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
This is too cute!! Thanks for sharing!!
I love templates! Thank you so much for sharing. :0)
Worked perfectly, LOVE it, thanks so much for taking the time to do the tutorial!!
Awesome, thanks for sharing.
Beautiful and so easy!
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!
This is awesome. Definitely better than doing the strips.
thank you so much great temp
Wow! So neat and easy to do.Thanks a million.
That is so cute!
I like this method, it looks so easy and convenient. I will try it, should be fast too.
Brilliant!!! Amazing!!! You are the BEST! Thanks for taking the time to make us a tutorial and for sharing your fabulous talent.
I totally needed this right now! thanks!
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. Thanks!!
I found this recipe and used it to make roses and it worked great. This tutorial is fabulous! I have to make 55 bow-ties for cupcakes and first thought to make them out of a gumpaste/fondant mix. I will definitly try the chocolate now! Here is the recipe I have...14 oz. candy melts. 1/3 C. light corn syrup or glucose.
Melt candy to directions. Add heated corn syrup or glucose and stir together until thoroughly mixed. Wrap mixture in plastic wrap and let set 24 hrs. or least overnight. It will become very hard, but will soften quick upon kneading. May be kept up to 3 weeks. Good Luck!
Awesome, thanks!!
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