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Lovely Loops Reception Cake

The fondant bow ties everything together on this romantic wedding design. The oval loops are echoed in our scrollwork Candlelight Cake Stand and in the delicate scrolled design on the cake.
Makes: Cake serves 56.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

In advance: Make flowers. Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 3 oz. fondant. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut approximately 115 flowers using apple blossom cutter from Flower Making Set. Place flowers on thick foam and cup centers with rounded end of modeling stick from set. Let dry. Add tip 2 dot centers in royal icing.

Step 2

Also: Make bow loops. Knead 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 10 oz. fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut 15-18 strips, 1 1/4 x 7 in.. Brush ends with Fondant Adhesive and pinch together to form loop. Set on sides on cornstarch-dusted surface and let dry for 2-3 days. Assemble bow following instructions.

Step 3

Prepare 2-layer cakes for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream. Prepare cakes for Stacked Construction, positioning 12 in. cake on 14 in. plate. Cover cakes with fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Assemble cakes. Attach 38 in. of ribbon around bottom border of 12 in. cake, securing with double-stick tape. Repeat for bottom border of 8 in. cake, using 26 in. of ribbon.

Step 4

Imprint scrolls above ribbon using small c-scroll pattern press, spacing 1/4 in. apart. Cover imprints with tip 3 outline; add tip 3 dot and teardrop design for each scroll. Pipe tip 3 bead bottom borders; attach flowers with dots of icing. Position bow on cake top.

*The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the smallest tier.

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8 x 2 in. Round Pan

12 x 2 in. Round Pan

Cake Boards

7/8 in. wide violet ribbon ((approximately 64 in.))

Double-stick tape


The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

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.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower formers for a more natural look.

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Lovely Loops Reception Cake is rated 4.3077 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the look and the level of Difficulty it took to make this cake. I just recently designed and made the wedding cake, for my wedding coming up in July 2011. It is 3 tiered, but I have had no level of training for cake decorating. I tried this idea of copying this cake, just too see if I could do it. It took some time, but it turned out fabulous.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now that cake decorators are using ribbon to border a cake, it's so simple to use a #2 tip for piping a decorative edge above and even around the base of the ribbon. Using fondant (homemade or store-bought) to ice and decorate with ribbon on top. I also like to color and roll out a fondant ribbon so the entire cake can be eaten.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love baking cakes, so this was a really fun experience for me. Is wasn't hard, it was delicious, and I got to share this amazing time with my friends. I really would consider making this cake. I LOVED it! Thanks for your time.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You have to be careful while cutting the stripes for the bow, specially when you cut them at the end where you have to paste them together, it has to be very thin at the ends that way when you ensamble it it's easier to do
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I thought the fondant bow was going to be difficult, but it was so fun and makes the cake look fabulous. I could hardly believe I made such a fancy-looking creation! My guests were very impressed.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is the cake i chose for my wedding it was a good choice because it was fairly simple but instead of making a bow for the top i just used my cake topper. made it really easy
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy to make and almost any piping around the edges makes a beautiful cake. I decorated using different colors but the cake was still beautiful.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I did this for a 25th wedding annaversary It loked wonderfull. They reallly liked it. I used silver ribbon and glittery silver trim and bow.
Date published: 2011-05-14
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