Attaching Ribbon On Fondant Cakes

Decorating By cylstrial Updated 20 Aug 2008 , 11:36pm by lorrieg

cylstrial Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:33pm
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What do you use to attach a ribbon to the bottom of a fondant cake? It needs to be FDA approved. Vanilla?


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PinkZiab Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:46pm
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I rarely put real ribbon on a cake but when it is requested, I use straight pin with a pearl head to secure it in the back.

cylstrial Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:51pm
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Thanks PinkZiab! That is a great idea! I never would have thought of it and I think I even have some. Do you cut the pin down in size!

PinkZiab Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:53pm
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Nope... just stick it into the cake and it'll hold securely.

cylstrial Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:56pm
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Thanks again! That's awesome!

lami Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 5:39pm
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Another method is to cut the ribbon to the desired size, dip it in water, run your thumb and the finger next to it through the ribbon to drain the water. then stick it to the cake. it would stick because water and sugar produces a sticky effect. I hope this works for you.

cylstrial Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 7:43pm
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I'll try your method too Lami! Thank you very much!!

KoryAK Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 8:04pm
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I use a dab of royal at the back.

deliciously_decadent Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 8:57pm
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i use a pearl headed pin to secure in place while i wrap around the cake then use a blob of fondant glue fix in place then repin until dry then remove the pin (I have stupidly always worried about someone not removing the pin if i was to leave it)

lorrieg Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 11:36pm
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I use a bit of fondant/gumpaste glue. I would never put a pin in because I would worry that someone might leave it in the cake. I also have put a little bow, button or other decoration over the seam to dress up the back a bit.

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