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!
What you need:
Fondant rolling pin
Coloured modelling / flower paste (or normal sugarpaste with a sprinkle of Tylo powder added)
Circle cookie or pastry cutter (approximately 2 inches in diameter)
Bubble wrap or kitchen roll
Quilting roller tool
Step one: Roll out some flower paste and with the pastry cutter cut out a circle for the bow’s base
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
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
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
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.
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