Working With Satin Ribbon

Decorating By lilfitz Updated 25 Jun 2008 , 9:11pm by marilyn

lilfitz Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 8:59pm
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What is the proper way to apply satin ribbon to a cake? I've never put ribbon on a cake and I'm thinking that if it's not applied correctly it going to show "greasy" spots.

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HBcakes Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 9:05pm
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There's a couple ways: I have put wax paper under the ribbon if it's wide enough, so that no grease gets on it from the BC, and I recently read a post where someone suggested soaking the ribbon in veg oil and letting it dry; that way it can't soak up anymore grease from the BC. I'm doing that method with 2 upcoming wedding cakes. If you're using a color besides black you'll want to get one shade lighter than you need, and I don't think it works with white as well because it becomes transparent. HTH!

mommyle Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 9:10pm
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You can also Mack-tack or tape the back of the ribbon.

marilyn Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 9:11pm
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I found that sticking it to clear contact paper and then cutting the contact paper to the size of the ribon works well. Marilyn

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