I couldn't say no to this client and this week I have been getting ready for a Minnie Mouse cake due this weekend. I will be doing a Minnie Mouse cake design that I have done before and is so perfect for little girl's birthday parties. Since I had to do a Minnie Mouse cake topper, I wanted to give you an idea on making a an easy sugar bow.
This is bow is actually very simple, but you can certainly make more sophisticated versions for other cakes designs.
To make a sugar bow you will need:
-50% fondant and 50% gumpaste of color of your choice. You can also use only gumpaste if you want. I do not recommend to use only fondant because it is too soft and the bow won't hold it's shape.
-Small rolling pin
1-Using your rolling pin roll out the sugar paste about 1/8 inch thick. You don't want the paste too thin, or the loops won't be able to hold their shape when they dry .
2-Using the pizza cutter and a ruler cut a long rectangular shape
3-Take two small pieces of the paper towel and roll them.
4-Place the rolled paper towel pieces where you are going to be folding the bow loops.
5-Brush a dab of water at the end of the loop and fold the bow loop around the piece of paper towel
6-Do the same for the other side
7-Turn the almost finished bow up and pinch the middle very gentle with you fingers
8-( not in picture)Roll a long and small rectangular piece of the fondant/ gumpaste mixture and attach with a dab of water to the middle of the bow.
9-Attach to cake board, sugar figure or any place you want in a cake.
10- Let the bow dry for a few hours and dust with pink or pearl luster dust