I just starched my first big bow tonight. And all I can say is WOW! You have GOT to starch!
It POPS the bow- exactly the way I want it. I didn't have to stuff with tissues to hold it in place this time- but I do have a "limpy" bow that I will stuff tomorrow.
I use the basic starch from Walmart- in the laundry section. Then I spray with flowery smell hair spray. (just a little though)