Using Satin Ribbon On Buttercream

Decorating By patticakes48 Updated 9 Aug 2008 , 11:28pm by aztomcat

patticakes48 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 1:56am
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If I use satin ribbon and wax it with wax paper first does it change the color of the ribbon..or any suggestions? I dont decorate cakes i am only adding this to the cake after it is made.

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kimmypooh79 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 4:02am
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It shouldn't change the ribbon since the wax paper is on the back side against the cake.

patticakes48 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 2:12pm
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I am talking about doing the ironing of the wax paper to the ribbon..not the method of cutting it and putting it behind it.

hammer1 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 10:55pm
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please explain what you are talking about when you icon_smile.gif

jibbies Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:08pm
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Are you putting the wax from the wax paper on the ribbon so the grease from the buttercream won't soak into the ribbon? If you put the ribbon on the cake and the grease soaks into the ribbon and it will it will soak the whole ribbon and not be noticeable. this was my daughters wedding cake and I put the ribbon around it very late the night before yes the grease soaked the ribbon but you could not tell


kymscakes Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:19pm
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I just put ribbon on a wedding cake yesterday and I backed the ribbon with contact paper, didn't change at all.

aztomcat Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:28pm
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I have backed satin ribbon with clear packing tape. No Problem, no leakage.

See one with black ribbon below:

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