How to Make a Fondant Ribbon & Bow | Cake Decorations how to make
How to Make a Fondant Ribbon & Bow | Cake Decorations
English - transcript English - transcript Hi, my name is Amanda Oakleaf. I am owner,head baker, decorator of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes in Winthrop, Massachusetts where we do customcakes of all kinds -- wedding cakes, birthday cakes, sculpted cakes. Anything you can thinkof we can make it into a cake. And today I will be talking to you about cake decorating.So we have our airbrushed cake and now we're going to add a ribbon around the base anda little bow in the front. So we have our color. We're going to give it a little bitof a knead and we want to sprinkle a little corn starch. That'll keep it from stickingto the table, and we're going to roll out a long strip so start with the shape thatwe want. We want a long ribbon. So that should be long enough to wrap around the cake. Wehave this fancy tool, it's a scissoring roller cutter and it allows you to cut a strip veryeasily. To make it look like fabric we have another roller that has a zigzag edge thatwill add stitch marks. You could also add polka dots. You could also have a texturingmat to give different looks to your ribbon. To glue it onto the side we have a mixtureof water and meringue powder. We'll start with a flat edge, and you can cradle the ribbonso it doesn't stretch with your other arm and just apply it with your other arm as youspin it around. When you get to the end you can use your exacto tool and cut along rightwhere it meets. There'll be a little seam but we can cover that up with the bow. Sothat's our ribbon, and then to make the bow you want to cut out a shape where it's skinnierin the middle and wider where the bow edges will be and then a little skinnier towardsthe middle again. So it's kind of like an untied bow tie. That looks how I like it.We want a little bit of glue in the middle here because that's where the two ends aregoing to stick together, and then I also like to glue a little bit on the outside of thesebecause that's where they're going to scrunch up into a bow. So put that in the middle,and the other one. A little bit of glue, and then you want to scrunch it up as if it wastied and you can create a couple folds to make it look like it is fabric. Give it agood pinch. So that's the basic bow. I like to put it on a foam. That allows it to drya little faster and keep it from drying too flat. Then we want a strip to cover the middleso on your extra, cut a little piece that's wide enough and you want it to extend andwrap around the back as well. Flip it over, a little glue on the back. Flip it over, withyour exacto tool cut off the extras. Then you want to just let it dry half an hour toan hour. That will stiffen up and we'll be able to place it right on the side of ourcake.