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Take a Bow Cake


It's fun to match the cake to the celebration! This cake can be decorated in any color scheme. With a pretty bow on top, this cake is all wrapped up and ready to party in easy-to-use fondant. Watch our online video.
Makes: Cake serves 20.
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Step 1

Several days before decorating cake, make fondant bow. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex each to pink, blue and green fondant from Multi Pack.

Step 2

Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Make 4 pink, 3 green and 2 blue bow strips using zigzag cutting wheels and 1/2 in. spacers from Ribbon Cutter/Embosser Set.

Step 3

Cut 1 green strip approximately 4-1/2 in. long, cut the remaining strips approximately 6-1/2 in. long.

Step 4

Shape center and loops, sealing ends, if necessary, with a little water; trim off corners of bow loops to form an outward "V" shape.

Step 5

Allow loops to dry on cornstarch dusted surface, supporting with crushed tissue inside. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 6

Bake and cool a 2-layer 8-inch round cake. Stack cooled cake layers on foil-covered cake board. Prepare for fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.

Step 7

Reserve 2 in. ball of white fondant for stars; tint remaining fondant yellow. Cover cake in yellow rolled fondant; smooth.

Step 8

Roll out reserved pink, blue and green fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 8 in. long ribbon strips, using Ribbon Cutter/Embosser wheels as for loops. Divide cake into 8ths; attach strips at cake divisions with damp brush. Trim off excess.

Step 9

Roll out reserved white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using smallest star cut-out, cut stars. Attach between ribbon strips with damp brush.

Step 10

Attach bow loops to cake top with fondant adhesive. Attach center loop with fondant adhesive. Allow to dry.

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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.

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Take a Bow Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made a version of this for a baby shower and it was beautiful. It was the first time I worked with fondant so I was very happy with the results. I used different sized and colored circles on the sides of the cake and sprinkled mini plastic baby bottles and pacifiers around the base of the cake. I did have difficulty with the bow. In retrospect, I should have made it the day before so it dried completely. I'm thinking it should have been a little thicker too. I used more ribbon to create a fuller bow and a few of them collapsed. Make sure you have enough counter space when you roll out the fondant and it helps to roll it onto a rolling pin before lifting it over to the cake.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There was a girl in my wilton cake decorating course that made this cake as a final cake project I had made the fondant daisies striped cake. But when I saw hers it looked amazing and just had to try making one myself and so I did..It was very pretty. Everybody loved my cake. I have gotten a lot of compliments and would definitely make it again! You can change the bow colors to accent a baby shower or birthday present and also for Christmas. There are many ideas to go along with this cake! It just spells ideas ideas ideas! :D Here's a link to my Facebook where you can see my cake :) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2552652701379&set=a.1951194985312.2115589.1405751034&type=3&theater
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my first attempt to do a fondant cake. Watching the video was the best to help me understand how to work with fondant. The cake turned out amazing! Putting the fondant in the microwave for a very short time was very helpful to soften it before rolling it out. I was careful not to let it be in the microwave very long, test for softness after 5-10 second intervals. I think the fondant is a little bland, so I used a fair amount of buttercrem frosting on the cake first to add flavor. I agree with the other opinions on laying the bows on their sides to dry. It helps to keep the shape.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this bow for a gift cake and everyone loved it, I did the bow 2 days in advanced. I made it to the size of my cake and kept the circular shape with a round cookie cutter. I first did the loops and let dry to assemble the next day. Don't make the loops super puffy because it makes it harder to assemble, so once you have the desire puffiness of your loops set them on the side to dry (I think its easier and faster than putting the cotton ball in the middle) Once the loops are dry roll a ball of fondant as a guide to stick it all together. I used the ball of fondant and whip cream to keep the loops together. If the bow isn?t completely dry by the time it goes on the cake not a big deal just transport it to the cake and adjust it the way you want.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was my first fondant creation. It was easier than I thought it would be-- the bow, at least. Covering the cake with the fondant without having it looked like I just plopped it on top was tricky. If you have the samee problem, just take your time! Follow the directions carefully. But all in all it turned out well and now I have a request to make this cake for my friend's parents Anniversary part. I'm excited. Wilton helps me look like such a professional so quickly. lol
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, quick, one of the best ways to practice with fondant, excellent cake when is the first time to decorate with fondant, you can change the colors or remove the stars or if you prefer even change instead of stars, other shapes, and its fantastic,´excellent choice for a birthday gift. I made a mini version and my friend was fascinated. I used the book and step by step helped me to improve my technique as I was starting in this decoration, I highly recommend
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake when I first started working with fondant for my Aunt. She loved it. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and it was a brilliant beginner project. I will definitely use the basic idea again as it can be adapted so easily for any occasion just by changing the colours. One thing I learnt (the hard way!) was to make spare bow loops in case of breakage and not to roll them too thin.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my sister's 60th Birthday party and everyone loved it. The bow was very easy to make, but I would recommend making it the day before so it has time to dry becausee it is easier to handle when assembling the cake. I made a tag out of fondant signed "With Love" and hung it over the cake. It was really cool and my sister loved it.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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