Bows look really pretty as a top or side decoration on all sorts of cakes. See here how you make one!
This is what you need:
- Equal parts of rolled fondant and gum paste, mixed well together
- Rolling pin
- Small knife
- Tylo glue (or honey if you don't have this)
- Small brush
- Polyester fiber
- Kitchen paper
- A pair of scissors
- A ruler
Take some of the polyester fiber and wrap it in a piece of kitchen paper. Adjust the amount of polyester fiber to the size of your bow loops. Remember to make two of them.
Roll out your (already colored) paste thinly with a rolling pin. Take a knife and a ruler and cut two (long) pieces for the bow loops.
You could also use embossing tools or brush the two pieces with shimmer or lustre dust.
Take one of the bow loop pieces and brush a little tylo glue at one of the ends. Place one of the polyester fiber rolls in the middle.
Fold the bow loop around the polyester fiber roll.
Step 4: Take the end of the loop and start in the middle by going back and forth to make pleats.
Secure the pleats with a little tylo glue. Repeat the previous steps with the other bow loop.
Trim the end of the loops with a knife and brush ends with a little tylo glue.
Place the two bow loops together and let them dry a bit before you continue with the next step.
Roll out some paste thinly and cut a small piece for the middle of the bow and make some pleats.
Brush a little tylo glue on the back of the piece and wrap it around the bow. Trim with the knife if necessary.
Note: Remove the polyester fiber rolls when the bow are dry.
For tails: roll out some more paste. Cut the tails in the same width as the bow loops. Pleat the ends and attach the tails with a little glue to the bow.
Note: I often wait with the bow tails, until the bow is to be placed on the cake. This makes it more easy to place the tails in the right position.