I Really Need Help Making A Fondant Lop Bow. Any Tips?

Decorating By mariak Updated 11 Sep 2009 , 6:26pm by SpringFlour

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mariak Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 5:47pm
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I just tried making my first loop bow for the top of a present cake. I was a disaster and I ended up changing the design at the last minute. I think the bows weren't dry enough but there were other problems too. How does everyone get such beautiful bows? My loops wouldn't stick together, and like I said before I don't think they dried long enough, but still the bow just looked flat and very uneven. I would really appreciate it if people could tell just how they make their bows and any little tricks to getting them perfect. Thanks so much!

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millermom Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 6:04pm
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Did you add gumpaste? I make mine 50/50, that way they dry harder. Then I just stick them together on top of the cake with a HUGE wad of the BC from the cake.


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Price Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 6:04pm
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Here is a link to a thread we had going a few weeks ago. If you are meaning the pom pom type bow this thread should help. After you read it, if you still have questions just send me a pm and I will try to help you.

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OOPS! Edited to add the link. My Bad!

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SpringFlour Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 6:26pm
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I just made my first one last weekend. I found it to be quite a bit easier than I was expecting! I used the Cake boss tutorial, found here:


I added tylose powder to my fondant to help it dry faster. Gunpaste would do the same thing.

Also, I dusted my large rolling pin with ps and looped the bow parts over it to dry. After they dried just a bit, I then laid them on their sides, like the tutorial says to do.

Here's how it turned out: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1448698

I used candy melts as the "glue" for the bow. Just make sure your candy melts are the same color as your bow!!

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