Package Bow Loop Mold from http://decoratethecake.com/
I had 2 different molds and you will see samples of both interspersed throughout this tutorial
Molding the Loops
I used 13 loops each for the pink and the dark rose bows.
Roll gumpaste thin, my pasta machine was set on 2 (1 is thinnest on my machine).
Dust the mold with super pearl or luster dust of your choice, if desired.
Lay the gumpaste over the cavity and slightly press in with your fingers. Place the top piece and press down.
Remove the top, flip the mold over and “walk” the strip out. This prevents any distortion while removing the strip from the mold.
Forming the loop
Lay the bow loop flat with textured side down. Fold the left side down (texture side will come to the top), apply gum glue to the top of the end, then bring the right side down (texture on top) and position that end over the left end.
Adjust the alignment of the overlap to get the point to the shape you want. Flip the loop over, shape it and place in the largest size flower former (or on a spoon board) for drying.
You may need to add a little cone of paper towel to help the loop hold its point for a minute or so. Repeat for 5 loops for the bottom layer, 5 loops for the middle layer and 3 for the top.
Assembling your bow
You will need to let the loops dry long enough for them to hold their shape, but still be pliable. Arrange the 5 bottom loops as shown in the picture, applying a small amount of gum glue and stacking the round ends on top of each other, centered.
The next layer of 5 loops will fit in-between the lower loops. Once again, use a small amount of gum glue on each, and align the round ends. The stack of ends will cause a raised center section – this will actually help this layer sit correctly. Carefully push the “leg” of the loop down, between the center and the actual loop portion. This will give the loop the proper slant to fit in place.
Allow to dry, preferably overnight. Placing the bow on a wire rack will shorten your drying time.