I recently made this stacked cake with a fondant bow. Needless to say, it took me quite a few hours from baking the cake, cooling, stacking, icing and then placing the fondant on the cake. The bow was made four days in advance with fondant and gum-paste. By using gum-paste, it allows the bow to dry and harden. I bought the fondant from the local craft store but am really anxious to make the fondant from scratch. It should definitely be an adventure. I think it turned out quite well for my first shot at a fondant stacked cake!