My SIL asked me to make a bridal shower cake for one of her friends. Someone donated cake charms to be added since it was a family tradition thing. Ok. I get that. How difficult is it to ice around the ribbons that are supposed to be sticking out of the sides? The charms are really cute and attached to white ribbon. Apparently I'm supposed to place them in between the layers and then decorate. At the party the bridesmaids are supposed to pull out the charms and that gives them a clue as to their future.
I've never done it, but i remember reading that a member here, maybe indydebi?, iced the cake as usual and then gently pushed the charms in with a skewer or something.
Yes, just lay them down, and push them in with a spatula, and repair the icing is what I do. I've seen some lay them on the other teir and stack, but I can't get them right that way. I ALWAYS put them in the back, b/c I have only done them in wedding cakes, and if you place them all in the back, then it photographs well when they pull.
I made one a few months ago. I decorated each layer first. Layed the ribbons on top of the layer and then put the other tier on top. Then you can pipe around the bottom of the tier. You can search the web for directions on charm cakes. That's what I did and that's what the direction implied to do.
Good luck and post a picture when done.
Thanks for the replies! Hopefully I won't screw up too terribly trying to push them in.. lol.