I've done many wedding cakes with ribbon around, but I've always placed it on slightly above the bottom of the tier so I can pipe on a border to cover up where the tiers meet after they're assembled. My newest bride wants the ribbon to be around the bottom of each tier and then a strand of pearls around the bottom of the ribbon instead of having a frosting border. Do you put the ribbon on after the cake is assembled at the venue in order to do this? I always transport my cakes separately. This may sound like a dumb question, but I've never had to deal with this before and I see alot of ribbon cakes in this site that are put on the same way. The ribbon I'm using is very sheer too and I'm worried that the cardboards between the tiers won't be covered up . Any suggestions?
yes, I add the ribbon after I assemble it at the site.
I do ribbon pearl cakes allllll the time. You can do it either way, but adding the ribbon onsite is a tad easier.