First, how do you use the real ribbon in a basketweave design? Is there a larger basketweave tip than the 47, and if so what is it?
Last question, do I need to let my buttercream crust over before putting MMF on?
I'll take your last ? 1st
No, that defeets the purpose of the b'cream...it is suppose to be 'glue' to hold the fondant.
There is a (much) bigger b'weave tip but I can 't remember the # now--sorry
I don't understand you wanting to incorporate real ribbon into b'weave. Do you want it just at the top (or bottom) of the basket?
You know that fabric ribbon really isn't food safe, right?