| | Re: Am I missing something or what..
I think your bow looks really really great!!!
( maybe you are seeing it differently becauses its your bow - I always doubt my own bows!)
To get the shape try using two fingers on each hand looped through the loops and really pull them apart.( on hand at the top and one at the bottom) that will give you the " long" shape of the first bow.
Also what fold are you doing? The EK bow show the top of the ribbon facing up on the outside of the bow, I can't see the ends of the ribbon on the cupcake bow so I'm thinking it may be folded slightly differently?