28th March 2013 // 6 Comments

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make an edible looped bow!

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make a sugarpaste looped bow!

In this tutorial we show you how to create your own fantastic looped bow out of modelling flower paste. Sometimes there is nothing better and more striking to nestle on top of a bright and vibrant cake than a good ol’ looped bow! Who wouldn’t love a cake that looks like a present? It’s fun, eye-catching and guaranteed to wow both children and adults.

You can play with colour, texture (why not emboss your paste or change the stitching detail), size, add a message along a loop or even hand paint your bow to match your cake. Why not making mini ones for cupcakes too!

Easter tutorial: How to make an edible looped bow!

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make a sugarpaste looped bow!

What you need:

Fondant rolling pin
Large knife
Coloured modelling / flower paste (or normal sugarpaste with a sprinkle of Tylo powder added)
Circle cookie or pastry cutter (approximately 2 inches in diameter)
Edible glue
Bubble wrap or kitchen roll
Candy melts
Quilting roller tool

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make a sugarpaste looped bow!

Step one: Roll out some flower paste and with the pastry cutter cut out a circle for the bow’s base

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make a sugarpaste looped bow!

Step two: With your knife carefully slice two strips (3 inches in length and 1 inch in width) of rolled our flower / modelling paste

Step three: Take two of the strips and cut v shaped notches out of one end of each strip

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make a sugarpaste looped bow!

Step four: Take your quilting toll and roll along the edges to create a lovely stitch effect to all strips of ‘ribbon’

Step five: Roll up a little bit of bubble wrap or kitchen roll to lay your bow tails over to create shape

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make a sugarpaste looped bow!

Step six: With your knife carefully slice eleven more strips (3 inches in length and 1 inch in width) of rolled our flower / modelling paste

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make a sugarpaste looped bow!

Step seven: Add the stitching details to the edges to strips. Loop all of the strips and pinch the ends together with some edible glue. Hold the loops in shape using some rolled up bubble wrap and kitchen roll. Leave to dry.

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make a sugarpaste looped bow!

Step eight: Using candy melts affix your loops to the circle base. For our bow we attached six loops onto the base and on top of those loops we fixed the bow tails on either side and then ‘glued’ four loops before adding one loop stood up in the bow’s center

Easter Tutorial Week: How to make a sugarpaste looped bow!

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply Naomy 26th April 2013 at 11:42 am

    nice job, keep it up.
    please, can you send the recipe used for the looped bow into my Email.

  • Reply lynette Barton 19th May 2014 at 5:23 am

    How big does this bow turn out? I’d like to make one for an 18cm round cake so it looks like a present.

    • Reply Juniper Cakery 20th May 2014 at 8:08 am

      Hi there Lynette, The cake in the tutorial is a 6 inch / 15 1/2cm round so the bow is fairlu large and would look perfectly fine on an 7 inch / 18cm cake!

  • Reply Rachel 8th August 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Hi! I just looooove this cake and am having one similar made for my daughter’s first birthday. Where did you get the jimmies you covered this cake in? I can’t find any with such pretty colors.

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  • Reply wanda abbott 26th April 2015 at 1:36 am

    rachel, you can get the jimmies to do your cake at any doller store. that is where i get them all the time, or in a food store some time.hope this will help you. wanda

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