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HOW TO MAKE A FONDANT RIBBON BOW

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a fondant ribbon bow.


ITEMS YOU WILL NEED:


STEP 1
Spray your board with a small amount of Sprink to stop your fondant sticking, knead fondant until soft and pliable and roll it out until it is about 3 mm thick (pink on my rolling pin). Imprint using the impression mat.


Using the template cut out a bow loop, then turn over and put some glue along one of the short edges.


Pinch the edge together – ensure the pattern is on the outside. Repeat on the other edge and then join the 2 edges together to form your bow.


Scrunch up some cling wrap and stuff into the bow – this will help it maintain its shape until it dries. Repeat step 2 and make a second bow.


STEP 3
Roll out some more fondant and imprint with the impression mat. Cut out a bow centre then turn the centre over and fold the edges as per the photo below.


Flip the 2 bows over to their back and wrap the centre piece around, glue together on the back and then turn the completed bow back over to the front to dry.

 


STEP 4

Roll out fondant and imprint with the impression mat. Cut out 2 bow tails (make sure you cut one bow tail out and then flip the bow pattern over to cut out the second tail otherwise you will end up with two tails with ends facing the same way).


Pinch the top of the tails together and then shape and glue into place on your cake. Then glue on your bow.









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