Help !!!! Icing Bleeding On Ribbon

Decorating By ranbel Updated 29 Mar 2008 , 11:23pm by marie1152

ranbel Posted 29 Mar 2008 , 10:55pm
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I am in the middle of decorating a cake with ribbon around the base..
I put a strip of wax paper between the buttercream icing and I am still getting some discoloring from where some icing got on the ribbon.

The kind o ribbon I am using is satin marterial type ribbon...what is going on, can you please help me....

Once my icing crusted, I smoothed it with my roller and proceed with the ribbon.

Please Help fast... thnx

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mommyle Posted 29 Mar 2008 , 11:17pm
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Hi there. Okay. I googled it, and what they said was to put clear packing tape on the back side of the ribbon. Or mack tack, or something like that.

marie1152 Posted 29 Mar 2008 , 11:23pm
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I dont think you can put ribbon on a cake that is covered in buttercream because of the butter or shortening in your frosting is soaking into your ribbon, causing it to bleed. Im not sure what you can you use to prevent this. I have only used ribbon before on fondant covered cakes. R.H.

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