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Pretty as a Present Cake

Making a fondant bow is an easy technique to learn. Strips of fondant are folded into loops and allowed to dry. Later you assemble the loops into a bow right on your cake top.

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Difficulty: Somewhat Easy



Instructions:

Step 1

Prepare 2-layer cake for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.

Step 2

Cover cake with pink fondant, smooth, trim off excess fondant and reserve.

Step 3

Divide cake into 8ths.

Step 4

Roll out white fondant, cut eight 1/2 in. wide x 8 in. long strips.

Step 5

Imprint dots on edges and zigzags on center of strips using wavy and ridged wheels of Cutter/Embosser.

Step 6

Attach strips to cake at division marks with damp brush.

Step 7

Cut flowers using smallest Cut-Out. Attach to cake with damp brush.

Step 8

Using reserved pink fondant, roll tiny dots of fondant and attach to flower centers with damp brush.

Step 9

Cut six 6 in. long x 1 in. wide strips and one 3 1/2 in. long x 1 in. wide strip from white fondant. Repeat imprinting process.

Step 10

Fold 6 in. lengths in half to form loops. Roll the 3 1/2 in. length into a circle for center loop.

Step 11

Lightly brush all loops ends with water to secure.

Step 12

Let loops dry on their sides on cornstarch-dusted surface.

Step 13

Attach loops and center to cake with damp brush.

Step 14

Roll 3/4 in. diameter balls of white fondant and attach to bottom border with damp brush.


*This cake looks pretty in any pastel color-pink, blue, yellow, or green! Choose the color to match your celebration.