Using the Karen Davies Bow Mould

Karen Davies Bow Mould


As promised I am doing a brief write up on my Sugarcraft bows made for the Sugarflair paint review last week. I used the fantastic Karen Davies Bow mould that we stock. PartyAnimalOnline already hold most the range but after experiencing these moulds for myself it will definitely be on the list to expand the range further.

Karen Davies moulds are made from a high quality silicone that is extremely durable and just lasts and lasts, they are not flimsy so they maintain a great shape giving you a very professional finish that is easy to accomplish.

It’s so simply, I’ll talk you through it step by step.

What you will need.

Method & Technique

It’s so simple to create these beautiful looking bows.


Simply dust your Karen Davies mould with cornflour, don’t be shy, this WILL stop the sugarpaste / modelling paste from sticking which is pretty much 90% of the battle. Tear off a chunk of modelling paste, knead well so it’s durable and push it into the mould until it is full.

Once you have got to this stage it’s just a case of taking off the excess. Use a knife to level the paste at the back of the mould and cut off any excess. Push it down once again to ensure you have pressed the paste in to all the edges of the mould.

Now simply turn your mould upside down and bend to release the sugarpaste and with enough dusted cornflour it will just drop straight out! Dust off any excess cornflour and then leave it to dry for about an hour before decorating, this will allow the paste to firm up.



  • Dust the mould sparingly with cornflour.
  • Knead modelling paste well before pushing it in to the mould.
  • Take off the excess with a knife levelling the paste against the mould.
  • Turn upside down and push out.
  • Leave for 1 hour to firm up before decorating.
Easy mixing capabilities to create hundreds more shades.
Easy mixing capabilities to create hundreds more shades.


For decoration.

I used Sugarflair edible glitter paints, however you could use a dry brush and lustres to just give the bow a sparkle quite easily.

If you are using Sugarflair Glitter Paints make sure you shake the pot well before use and seal it well after it’s been used as it’s high alcohol content means the liquid evaporates quickly leading to a dried out paint pot. I used a small palette to mix my colours and opted for the Sugarflair Blue Paint and Sugarflair White Paint enabling me to mix a range of blue shades from light to dark.

Start with one colour and mix a slightly lighter and darker shade for highlights and lowlights. Simply put the darker ‘lowlights’ in areas close to the bows creases and ‘highlights’ on the parts that reflect the light. This will help add an extra shine to your bow creating an even silkier finish.

That’s really all there is to it! I told you it was easy! For any help or advice pop over to our Facebook or G+ page and don’t be shy in asking questions. We are here to help…



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