This was my first battle with a loopy bow. She really wanted the bow and the number 30 on top, so I tried my darnedest to put them both on there. Loopy bows, it turns out, are tricky. I bought a Kitchen Aid Pasta Attachment with the sole purpose of making these bows. It rolls the gumpaste out impossibly thin, which supposedly makes the bow look more like ribbon. What I discovered was that it also makes the loops incredibly brittle. I cannot tell you how many pieces broke while trying to assemble it!
Bygones be bygones, it still turned out cute. I love the color theme.
For the wired stars, I really have to give a big THANKYOU to my friend Christi, who told me that if I heated the wire with a flame (like with a candle), that the fondant would melt to the wire and make it stick. OMG-it worked perfectly and I will never have to deal with sliding fondant decorations again!
I also painted the stars with Silver Highlighter and Vodka to make them shiny. I hope she likes it!For fun, I also did a 1 tiered version of the over the top birthday cake. Pretty cute!