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How to attach a multi loop bow to side of cake? Thanks

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I am making a graduation cake and I am thinking it is looking a little boring, so I wanted to add a multi loop side bow. The sizes of the teirs are 10, 6, 4 because that's what my friend wanted.

I wanted to know how to attach the bow to the side of the cake. The cake is butter cream with fondant decorations. I was thinking of using melted chocolate and a fondant ball, that would be hidden by the loops. Any suggestions are welcome, needed, and appreciated.
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If you make your bow out of gum paste ( I use Wilton's pre-made gum paste) you can get the thickness of the bow loops pretty thin and they dry a lot lighter than fondant which helps when trying to adhere decor to the sides. I use buttercream but any of the things you mentioned would work.

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I would also insert a skewer into the fondant ball at an angle facing down so there's no chance of the bow falling off. Hope that makes sense?
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You can have ribbons on the side of a cake tier but they are actually inserted into the top of the tier below it. Clear as mud?
When you stack your cake you will have a two inch wide margin of cake going around the middle tier. That margin is the top portion of the bottom 10 inch tier that is exposed. Insert a straw into the 10 inch layer about an inch or so out from the middle tier. You can insert a small wired group of 3 or 4 loops into the straw and then add additional loops one at a time that have been made with a toothpick instead of wire. That way they can go directly into the cake around the original cluster to make it just the right size.

Sorry, hard to describe what I see in my mind's eye. Hope this makes sense.
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