I Need Help ,i Am Ready To Cry

Decorating By Pearl70 Updated 30 Nov 2008 , 7:21pm by ngfcake

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Pearl70 Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 4:43pm
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I am trying to attempt my first bow, I made a bunch of assorted colors and they have dried. I tried to connect them to form the bow and it does not go together ,I tried to use a very soft piece of fondant to attach all the bow pieces to form the bow.
WHAT AM I DOING Wrong? How do you form the bow?

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Misdawn Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 4:50pm
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ok what kind of bow are you trying to make? The big one that looks like it goes on a christmas present or one that looks like it's just two strands tied together?

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leah_s Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 4:56pm
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You may have to explain exactly it is that you're doing.

When I make a bow, I
1) cut we=each piece that will become a loop to the length I want
2)taper the ends into a point
3) fold over so that the pointy ends are together
4) use the tinest bit of water to place a wire in between the pointy ends and squeeze together to seal
5) insert a tube (Wilton hidden pillar) into the loop and prop it on two drinking glasses to dry

When ready to assemble, I just stick the wired loops into the top of the cake. It takes about 18029 for a nice full bow.

Alternately, you can assemble with melted chocolate. There are complete instructions for that method in the articles section here on CC.

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dragonflydreams Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 4:58pm
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. . . is this the kind you are looking for . . . http://www.cakecentral.com/article17-how-to-make-a-fondant.html . . . or the bow with only two loops . . . http://www.cakecentral.com/article103-How-To-Make-a-Gumpaste-Bow.html . . . HTH


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sweet_teeth Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 5:00pm
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I connect mine with melted white chocolate. It dries quickly and holds things together well. I'm sure there is a much easier way, but this is what has worked for me!

I first dry all the loops handing off a 1inch thick stick (it kinda looks like a broom handle) and once they are all dry, I cut out a tiny piece of parchment paper and put a dollop of melted white chocolate on it. Next, I place the loops around the circle, and let the chocolate dry. I then add more chocolate and repeat the above steps. Once you've stacked a bunch of them the bow will come together nicely.

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Pearl70 Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 7:07pm
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thanks everyone the melted choc i think is the answer i need. I will give it a try..

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ngfcake Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 7:21pm
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You should watch Edna's video in YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOTdwsbgDV8&feature=channel


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