Rolled fondant is a smooth sugar dough that is commonly used to enrobe cakes for elaborate designs. It can also be used to create quick and easy edible decorations. Head into the kitchen with cake designer Rachael Teufel as she teaches you how to successfully create a fondant ribbon and a simple bow without any special products or tools.
With a rolling pin in hand, Rachael walks you through how to achieve an even, level ribbon and a classic bow with tails, all while keeping the fondant from stretching, tearing, or cracking. Along the way, she shares her tips and tricks on how to calculate the circumference of a cake, how to achieve an even thickness, and how to cut and seam the ribbon ends together. Watch and learn as she gently loops fondant and crimps the edges to create a realistic bow perfect for adorning your next cake. This same technique can be used with modeling chocolate and gum paste to create more elaborate bows.