Since posting my valentines cupcakes I've received several requests for a tutorial on how to make little fondant bow toppers for your cupcake creations. So, without further ado, I am pleased to present my tutorial:
How To Make Fondant Bows.
First of all take a small ball of your favorite coloured fondant and roll it out to around 3mm thick. I find it easier to roll my fondant out between two sheets of clingfilm. Keeps your surfaces tidy and it means less cleaning up later ;)
Take a sharp knife and cut out two rectangles. One short and fat, remember the width of this rectangle will be the size of your bow, and one long and thin.
Put the thin strip of fondant to one side while you work on your bow. Taking the fat strip of fondant fold each end of the strip into the centre press the join gently to secure it then flip it over, hiding the seam.
With your thumb and index finger pinch the middle of the folded fondant so it resembles a bow shape. Cut a short length of fondant from your thin strip.
Wrap the small strip of fondant around the middle of your bow and pinch to secure the join.
Now retrieve your thin section of fondant and cut it in half. These will be your ribbons so cut them down if you feel they're a little too long.
Taking a sharp knife, carefully cut out two tiny v shapes from one end of each of your ribbons and discard the triangles of fondant.
Take a prettily iced cupcake and gently press your ribbons onto the top of the frosting, the join will be covered by the bow.
Press your finished bow into the top of the frosting, covering the join of the ribbons.
Dust liberally with edible glitter, stand back and admire your beautiful creation.
I really do hope you found this helpful. If you find yourself having a go, please comment with a link to your blog post, I'd love to see what you come up with.