Making Wedding Cake Decorations

Learn how to make a bow with rolled fondant icing.

Wouldn't it be fantastic to be able to make expert wedding cake decorations using rolled fondant icing?

On this page you'll learn how to make a decorative white bow made with rolled fondant icing, to place on top of your finished wedding cake.

The video tutorial has step by step easy to follow instructions, perfect for the soon-to-be expert.

If you also want to learn about making a wedding cake and and how to ice it, there are two other video tutorials to get you started;

Wedding cake video tutorial;

1. How to make a wedding cake with the perfect fruit wedding cake recipe. The finished fruit cake can then be stored for weeks until you are ready to ice it with rolled fondant or marzipan.

Cake icing video tutorial;

2. How to ice a wedding cake using rolled fondant icing and preparing it for the wedding cake decorating stage.

Video Tutorial:
Making a decorative bow using rolled fondant icing.

Now get yourself ready to make a gorgeous bow with rolled fondant icing perfect for the top or side of your wedding cake. The bow sits upright beautifully and along with colourful vibrant silk or fresh flowers, can really spice up a plain wedding cake. Wedding cake decorations are truly where art and cuisine converge. Wedding cake decorating is a true artform and an expressive way to creative your dream wedding cake.

How To Make a Bow

( decoration video - how to make a bow
- Video duration is 7:19 minutes)

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How to make a bow with rolled fondant icing.

1. First get some rondant icing, kneed the icing until it softens and becomes smooth and pliable.
2. Spinkle some cornflower on the table.
3. Roll out the fondant thinly, keep turning and rolling.
4. To make the bow, you need to cut out two rectangles 5 inches by 10 inches wide. Keep the left overs in an air tight container to keep it moist.
5. Take some cotton wool, place it in the middle of one of the rectangular pieces, join edges together. Add a bit of moisture to the join. Then scrunch the join together and place it upright.
6. Repeat with the second rectangular piece.
7. To make the ribbon tail, pull out some more fondant, kneed it until it is smooth and pliable.
8. Add some more cornflower on the table. Then roll out the fondant until you get a long strip.
9. Cut out a long neat strip approximately 15 inches long by 2 inches wide.
10. Cut in half. Then out a ribbon tail on one side and a point on the other.
11. Scrunch in the pointy side of both of them, add some moisturre to the ends.
12. Scrunch both ends together, lift and place them in front on the bows.
13. Add some moisture at the join and place the upright bows on top of the join in the ribbon tails, scrunching them slightly so they will stick.
14. Then lift the ribbon up from the middle of the tail.
15. Roll out another piece of thin icing, this will be used to hide the join. Cut out a neat strip 1.5 inches by 4 inches, crimp slightly and place over the join of the bow.
16. Leave to sit on the table until it has hardened.

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2. Rolling the icing
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3. cotton wool & fold
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4. Scrunch in edges
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5. prepare ribbon tails
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6. Hide the fold

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Making your own Cake

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make your own wedding cakeWouldn't it be fantastic to be able to make expert wedding cake decorations using rolled fondant icing? You'll learn how to make a decorative white bow to place on top of your finished wedding cake.

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make your own wedding cakeCupcake decorating isn't merely a skill, it is an artform, but with the right cake decorating tools and the right cake decorating instructions, any cake decorating neophyte can turn her hand to cake decorating for weddings.

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Learn the fine art of cake decorating for weddings. This video tutorial will show you how to make sugar flowers to decorate you own wedding cake. It's a step by step cake decorating instructions on how to make expert wedding cake decorations.

Cake Frosting & Cake Icing

How to cover a cake with rolled fondant:

make your own wedding cakeHere you'll learn how to cover your wedding cake with rolled fondant icing. Making it so easy to decorate. You can either decorate your cake with silk or fresh flowers, swirls of buttercream frosting and or decorative scuptured sugar decorations. The sky's the limit.

How to cover a cake with buttercream frosting:

make your own wedding cakeDo you want to know the best and most efficient way to cover your cake with buttercream frosting? In this video tutorial you will learn how to achieve a perfectly smooth finish and prepare it for some simple cake decorations.

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This marshmallow fondant recipe is complete with instructions with a mini video with pictures. Marshmallow fondant is not so difficult to make. It's easy to work with, is deliciously tasty and the beautifully smooth white finish is the perfect base for wedding cake decorating.

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Vanilla buttercream icing recipe:

This traditional vanilla buttercream frosting recipe is commonly used for icing wedding cakes as well as making decorative buttercream flowers. For piping, you need a slightly thicker butter icing mixture, so you'ld use a little less of the heavy cream or corn syrup in the recipe provided.


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