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 4 out of 5 by AmandaStephens77 from This has very clear instructions, which help a lot.. it's just actually getting it done! I was short on time, so I cheated a little on the wait time, but it didn't look half bad!
Date published: 2013-03-05
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
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 4 out of 5 by Anatuli from I learned to make and assemble a bow during a cake decorating class and I was sooooo happy with the result. It was so easy to make and they look so pretty. This coming Christmas , everyone is receiving a cake with a christmas bow on it!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by becakes from I use the empty roll from the foil paper that you use to cover the cake board to dry the loops on overnight. I put the roll on a paper cardboard pant hanger from the cleaners, then I can "hang" the loops on the roll overnight. Makes loops that all look the same for a beautiful bow!
Date published: 2011-05-13