How to Make Fondant Bows & Loops
Nothing says "celebrate" like a cake topped with a lush fondant bow. While the bow looks intricate, it's really just a grouping of fondant strips, folded, wrapped and arranged to create a full effect. When you cut strips with the Fondant Ribbon Cutter/ Embosser, you can create bows with stripes or beaded edge embossed designs. Or place fondant on Imprint Mat and roll over one time to imprint design.
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How to Make Fondant Bows & Loops is rated out of 5 by 64.
Rated 1 out of 5 by HeleneTheCupcakeQueen from I found these bows to be incredibly easy. Love Love Love making them!! Simply roll out your fondant, cut out the stips (I used my Wilton ribbon cutter). I put some waxed paper in each loop and let them dry a little. This helps them hold their shape. Then I attached them with a little thinned fondant. I made my bows in several colors and attached them to three separate small cakes. Each cake was a different flavor. They were the hit of the party. I have also used them on a smaller scale for cupcakes. They made a beautiful cupcake bouquet. If you want to make the bows bigger, just add a little gum paste powder to your fondant (according to the instructions).
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by mimzthingz from When learning to make the fondant bows the best part is seeing the angle on the ends fit together when you're creating the bow. It's always best to let the loops dry before assembling the bows, but not completely. If they are still slightly pliable you will be able to adjust the bows to fit the angle you are looking for and really make the bow full and lively. It is also a twist in the simple bow if you have a different lengths of "ribbon" to make it a more "3D" bow. Once I had the assembly down I made several "gift cakes" using the bow for my topper. I gifted them to local women's shelter, and offered to teach any of the ladies that want to learn how to do it also.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by live,love,bake :) from Very nice and easy technique. I made the bows a few days in advance and they turned out well the only problem is that the loops cracked a little. My bow was very large (5 inches) and served as the topper of a 2 tiered cake. I suggest you use Fondant adhesive (http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Thinned-Fondant-Adhesive-2) or mix in fondant with lots water to create a sticky water to attach the bow to a fondant covered cake. People at the party were amazed by this bow and keep asking if it was edible. I'd do it again anytime. Dont forget to let them dry completely before assembling and be careful during transportation if the bow touches the top of the box (they brake easily).
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by jayasolo from I really enjoyed learning to make the fondant bows in class. The hardest part is getting the angle on the ends right to make them really fit together when you're creating the bow. I probably didn't let the loops dry before assembling the bows, but I found it convenient to be able to gently adjust the bows to fit the assembly and really make the bow full. I also found that having a few different lengths was helpful for really making it a full bow. After I learned to make the bows I made three "present" cakes using the bow as a topper. They were for a family birthday celebration and were a big hit.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angela_Rose from One thing that I do when I make bows is to cut the loops in the necessary lengths, pinch the ends together, and then lay them on their sides. They do not collapse this way, and will stay in whatever shape you dry them in. I have also used corn starched cotton balls to put between the loops to hold them open. They slide out easily once the bow is completely dry. Using a small ball of Wilton Fondant dissolved in water makes an excellent adhesive for the box that will help you shape the bow and will hold it firmly together for you. Bows are classy on all sorts of cakes!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by rmh from I adore this bow. Using this bow can dress up a cake quickly. I made a lemon cake the night before for a last minute party at work. It was very late at night & I was just about brain dead when I remembered a liliac colored bow I had made in my Wilton class (two weeks prior). I pulled the bow out of its container, placed it on top of my cake then added tiny liliac stars all over the cake. My co-workers were amazed at the cake they knew I had made overnight. I plan to make several bows to have on hand for the holidays!!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by AngO from I had so much fun making this bow for the first time on a bridal shower cake. came out great on the first try. cant wait to make it again. directions were simple to follow and there are so many ways of personalizing your bow. Like adding dots to the loops or punching little circles or hearts out. Even having different colored loops. I didnt let the loops dry completely because i still wanted to b eable to move the loops around or change their shapes a bit.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cake Lady Dawn from I didn't have much luck with making a fondant bow. I had to put toothpicks into the loops that needed to stand up or they'd fall over. I probably should have rolled my fondant thinner, but then the loops didn't want to stand on their sides in order to harden. I also tried cutting the part where the ends of the loop are mashed together to form the loop into a V shape to make them fit together better. It helped, but it still wasn't as pretty as the photo.
Date published: 2013-03-05