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post #16 of 42
eme926 - that sounds really easy! I will have to try that sometime. I've never worked with fondant, but the more I read about it, the more curious I get.

Susie
post #17 of 42
It is extremely easy, I cut the bow loops out usually the night before. Although, I have used the loops in as little as two hours.

Takes all of about a minute and a half to assemble and whoopadee doo....yer dun!
post #18 of 42
Has anyone ever tried hanging the loops on a dowel to try, so that they are all the same size? I have not, but I read/heard somewhere to try this trick.
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post #19 of 42
You can do that, but I prefer a more rounded loop. Hanging them tends to make the loops a little elongated.

Also, I tend to make the loops a little variated in sizes because it makes it a little easier to get the shape I want in the completed bow.
post #20 of 42
Thread Starter 
oh so many ideas!! How do you get the bow to stay together when you assemble the same day? And I am going to post the pic of my loops..not put together but maybe I did something wrong there?
Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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Christi
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post #21 of 42
Thread Starter 
ok here are my loops (before I assembled and Before they were thrown away icon_sad.gif
LL
Christi
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post #22 of 42
Thread Starter 
and also before I cut them into a v
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post #23 of 42
(((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))

I feel your pain, I can't do a Rose to save my soul. icon_cry.gif
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Award winning cake designer and fine art sculptor.

"An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please." ~Andre Malraux
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post #24 of 42
Fondant bows do take a little practice, but once you've got it down, you'll be able to do it in your sleep! I'm so sorry that you're so frustrated with this one. Your loops look very long and skinny (but maybe that's the look you were going for?) They also look flat on one side, which could make them look odd when you start stacking them. I made a tutorial for the way I do them, which is a little different than the CC tutorial. I hope it helps!

http://www.cakeboss.com/FondantBowTutorial.aspx
post #25 of 42
i was just reading through my "confetti cakes" book again today, and her instructions seemed simple...maybe you can check those out? keep in mind that this is coming from someone who hasn't done one yet...
the early bird may get the worm, indeed, but the second mouse is the one who gets the cheese!
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post #26 of 42
Here are some of mine.

And, I ALWAYS make more than I need, and then throw the extras in a container so I'll have a bow on hand at short notice.

Put down a "glob" of buttercream, about an inch and a half across and maybe an inch tall, place eight loops around some on their sides, and some more standing. If you need to, you can add a little more frosting at this point, then add the remaining loops needed to fill in your bow.

Just play with it on a practice surface, put it together and take it apart until you get it the way you want.

This
LL
post #27 of 42
that cakeboss tutorial is really good - I like the hint on turning some of the loops on their sides thumbs_up.gif
post #28 of 42
I think I need to try one of these! Your loops are very pretty eme926.

Hey goat I have been wondering.... just how big are your babies? (been wonderin' that for a while now! icon_lol.gif )
post #29 of 42
I am sorry to read that you are experiencing such frustrations. If I have run out of time, I usually reserve some of the gum paste that I used to make the bow, and I build up the layers by adding gum paste balls and vanilla. Then, I curl up some ribbon to place in between any loops where I might want to conceal a spot. After the gum paste has some time to dry, it is good to move over to the cake without too much moving around. I hope that this helps; I have not had any bows to fall apart on me this way.
post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by kelleym

Fondant bows do take a little practice, but once you've got it down, you'll be able to do it in your sleep! I'm so sorry that you're so frustrated with this one. Your loops look very long and skinny (but maybe that's the look you were going for?) They also look flat on one side, which could make them look odd when you start stacking them. I made a tutorial for the way I do them, which is a little different than the CC tutorial. I hope it helps!

http://www.cakeboss.com/FondantBowTutorial.aspx



Wow thumbs up to you and your great tutorials! Thankyou so much for posting a castle cake tutorial! I had been interested in doing one, but was kind of intimidated. I'm not anymore. thumbs_up.gif
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