Making a Gum Paste Bow

A gum paste bow is a beautiful finish for any cake! It is quick, easy to do, and adds a real “wow” factor to your cake.

Roll your gum paste and use a ravioli cutter to cut loops. I used thin loops for this gum paste bow. If you want a thicker bow, you will need fewer loops to make your bow. Remember to cut 5-8 loops of varying sizes. I made about 35 loops for my thin gum paste bow. See this example for a thicker bow (I used 20 loops for this one). After you roll your gum paste loops, cut the ends on an angle. Continue reading

Present Cake with a Gum Paste Bow

For Alex’s 21st birthday, her mom wanted her cake to look like a present with a pretty pink bow. It was time to break out the gum-paste!

I quickly colored the paste a brilliant pink with candy color and rolled it out until it was very thin. Then, it was time to cut ribbons and assemble.

Gum-paste bows are fun and actually easier to make than their ribbon counterparts!  You’ll need gum-paste or a mix of fondant and Tylose powder to make the fondant harden like gumpaste. Look below for the picture tutorial or for step by step directions. Continue reading