Bow cake decoration

This simple bow decoration really spruces up a birthday or christening cake. Using this technique you can make your bows any size you like, depending on the size of the cake you’re decorating – you could even make mini ones for cupcakes.

Colour them however you fancy, or to suit who you’re making them for. We love these pretty pink ones for a little girl’s birthday.

This recipe makes enough for one bow so make sure to increase the quantities if you would like more than one.


  • 20g modelling paste
  • Pink food colouring
  • Corn flour
  • Pearl lustre dust