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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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Step 1
Step 1

This bow can be assembled directly on the cake or ahead of time, using a 2 to 2 1/2 in. fondant circle as a base. Lightly dust mat with confectioners' sugar. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut strips for bow loops using dimensions listed in project instructions. Your bow may use more loops than shown here. Fold strips over to form loops. Brush ends lightly with damp brush. Align ends and pinch slightly to secure. Stand loops on side to dry, or stuff loops with crushed facial tissue, let dry.

Step 2
Step 2

Position 6 or 7 bow loops in a circle to form base of the bow. Attach to fondant circle with thinned fondant adhesive or melted candy.

Step 3
Step 3

Attach remaining loops, filling in center area of bow. Trim loop ends, if needed, to fit.

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How to Make Fondant Bows & Loops is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 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 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
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