Will The Ribbon Get Oily/greasy???

Decorating By liapsim Updated 12 Sep 2008 , 7:56pm by bfisher11

liapsim Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:11pm
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I am doing my first wedding cake and I need help! The bride wants plain white buttercream and black ribbon around the bottom of each tier. I tried convincing her to do fondant, but she doesn't want it. How would I do the ribbon on the bottom of the buttercream? Won't it get oily/greasy looking? Any ideas are very appreciated!!!


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Kiddiekakes Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:13pm
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Yes..It will get greasy from the butter /shortening in the icing.Some on here..CC have used waxed paper behind the ribbon and a few other techniques but I'm not sure how great that would work..At least the color is black so it can't get any darker than black!!

Shelly4481 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 6:33pm
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I have done ribbon and I have one in my pictures (square with black ribbon) and the yellow & pink. I did nothing to the ribbons and they were fine. But I frosted them one day let them crust well and the next day put ribbon on. I haven't had any grease problems. Others say they have.

liapsim Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 7:15pm
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Hmmmm....thanks Shelly...maybe I will attempt that but have back up wax paper just in case? I wonder, do they glue the wax paper to the ribbon to hold them together?

Oh and how do you make the ends stay together?

bfisher11 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 7:56pm
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you can also try putting tape on the back side of the ribbon

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