Fondant Bow On Side Of Cake

Decorating By sweetnothingstx Updated 3 Aug 2011 , 9:57pm by Allie06

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sweetnothingstx Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 4:21am
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How do I put a fondant or gumpaste bow on side of cake without having it rest at the bottom. Like in the middle of the cake, but on the side..make sense?? It always falls, any suggestions?

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angelleyes Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 4:26am
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You could use icing. or maybe a tooth pick.. not sure if water will work but worth a shot.. might have to hold it in place for a bit

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mplaidgirl2 Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 4:29am
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check my pictures. I have a ribbon and bow around my sunflower cake. I attached it with water.. Then put a cup under it to hold it until it dried and for the delivery. The cake sat at the party for 3 hours.. The bow didn't budge.

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nicoles0419 Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 4:30am
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try using toothpicks to hold it up

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Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:17am
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Attach it with royal icing. It shouldn't go anywhere.

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FerrariGal Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:59am
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I actually asked the exact same question this morning. I was told to make the bow as thin as possible so that it's really light. Then to use melted candy melts to stick it on the cake. I'm sure it will need to be supported while it's drying though, no matter what you use to glue it on.

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ashleyisawesome Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 6:07am
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I've done this using tylose glue, then placing toothpicks underneath until dry. Tylose glue works wonders lol

This is the recipe I've used:

How to make Edible Glue

Add 2 tablespoons of warm water to a quarter teaspoon of Tylose Powder and allow the Tylose powder to melt. Dont worry if at this stage the glue appears not to be blending. Put a lid on the container and leave it in the refrigerator overnight and in the morning you will have a perfectly clear and ready to use glue.

The glue should be a dripping consistency. If it is too thick, just add a little more water and stir with a toothpick .

The edible glue should be stored in the refrigerator when not in use.

To apply the glue, use a good quality paintbrush and brush on to the area where you are going to be working. Leave until it begins to dry a little so that the area is just tacky to touch.

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sabileos1 Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 6:47am
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I used water and toothpicks and held them till they dried...worked good!! But this tylose glue u made is it only good got Fondant or gumpaste??, can I used it to glue gumballs on my cake on the side???

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sweetnothingstx Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 9:36pm
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Thanks everyone! I will try these methods on my next!

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Allie06 Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 9:57pm
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I purposely make a thick batch of royal icing, and use that as glue. Its a dream! On my candy themed cake, the only thing that didn't move ont he drive was my royal icing bow!!! Good luck!!

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