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How to make/apply fondant bow loops to the side of a cake?

post #1 of 10
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I have tried this once before, but cannot find any tutorial on how to do it, or best secrets to making it happen... has anyone else made the fondant bow loops that go into the side/bottom of a cake? And if so, how did *you* do it? Basically similar to having the bow on the side of a cake instead of the top...
post #2 of 10
If the cake is covered in fondant and the bow loops are fondant then just melt a little white chocolate and use it as glue. Holds like crazy. If the cake is covered in buttercream and the loops are fondant.................good luck with that one.
post #3 of 10
Could you stick a toothpick into the center of the fondant bow before it hardens and then stick the toothpick into the cake after it stiffens up?
post #4 of 10
Fondant takes forever to dry - sometimes weeks. The only other way to secure a large bow loop to the side base of a cake would be to place your whole cake on a half inch round of foamcore board - put the loop in place then take a sharpened wooden skewer or toothpick and insert it into the center of the loop (not touching any of the fondant but added to the inside of the loop) then insert the skewer into the foamcore for stability.
post #5 of 10
You dissolve some tylose in a little water and paint it on with a brush as glue, apply to both pieces and wait about 30 seconds before attaching and they will adhere. If they don't you probably used too much glue. To make glue mix about 1/8 t tylose in 2 tablespoon water. the amount isn't that important and the clumps will dissolve.

This held very securely all the way across Houston.
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post #6 of 10
Your cake is out of this world. But she asked about attaching bow loops to the side of a cake and as you can imagine they can be pretty heavy. The designs shown in your photo are flat-backed and would stick beautifully with water but bows are heavy and I believe she said she would be coating the cake with buttercream which makes it even more difficult to adhere properly.
post #7 of 10
Not sure if this will help or not, but I sent you a pm with a pdf of a diagram of how I attached the big flower to the side of the pink flower cake in my galleries. You may be able to do something like this with a bow.

Good luck and pm me if you have any questions.
post #8 of 10
The last cake I used royal icing worked like a charm. But white chocolate works great as well.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by DeniseNH

Your cake is out of this world. But she asked about attaching bow loops to the side of a cake and as you can imagine they can be pretty heavy. The designs shown in your photo are flat-backed and would stick beautifully with water but bows are heavy and I believe she said she would be coating the cake with buttercream which makes it even more difficult to adhere properly.

That full music sheet was pretty darn heavy and I attach huge bows the same way. I don"t see where the OP said she was attaching to buttercream.

To the OP, apparently I didn't understand what you were talking about. If your bow contains many loops like this one Image The loops pretty much have to be individually wired and twisted together. Then the twisted wired are wrapped in plastic or other food safe material so that they don't directly touch the cake.
post #10 of 10

How do you create sheet music?

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