Help With This My First Wedding Cake

Decorating By Wesha Updated 10 Sep 2008 , 8:38pm by JanH

Wesha Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 4:02am
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I have a cake to do for a wedding. This is also my first wedding cake. It has the swiss dots on it. How will I attach the ribbon to the cake? Also, should i do the dots all over. If so, the ribbon will mess up the dots around the bottom. Any advice. It is 3 tiers.

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bashini Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 8:43am
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Hi, Congrdulations on your first weding cake. I would attach the ribbon first and then do the swiss dots. To attach the ribbon, you can use a bit of Royal Icing.

amoos Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 9:23am
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Are you doing fondant or buttercream? If using bc you might wanna check out the threads about satin ribbon and bc b/c of the grease issue. I had that problem with my first cake and like bashini said I'd def. put on the ribbon then do the swiss dots. I did the same for my first wedding cake, but wish I would have used something to measure where the dots would go so that it would have been more even.

leah_s Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 2:52pm
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And let's get you started right by using SPS for your support system, not dowels.

JanH Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 8:38pm
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Everything you ever wanted to know about making your first tiered cake:

Ribbon on b/c cakes:

Link to Wilton's updated cake making & decorating help:

Illustrated guide to cutting neat slices of tiered cake by indydebi:
(So much easier than the Wilton method.)

Look forward to seeing pics!


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