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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.
Makes: Cake serves 20
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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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.

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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.

Quick tip on how to attach your fondant accents to your fondant covered cake.

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