Help With Buttercream And Ribbon....

Decorating By cakefreak92 Updated 18 Sep 2008 , 3:06am by indydebi

cakefreak92 Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 10:43pm
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I have a stacked wedding cake to do w/ ribbon around each layer. How do you keep the buttercream from seeping through the ribbon? Thanks&God bless,donna

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sugarplumfairycanada Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 10:52pm
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Hi,
Some people iron on wax paper to the back of the ribbon. I tried that but it didnt work for me. Other's have lined the back with tape. Me, I surrendered to the grease. I oiled the ribbon before putting it on the cake - no more splotches. It did make my ribbon a bit darker but I would rather have that then blotchyness. This was a tip I read in one of the forums. HTH

suz3 Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 10:55pm
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I have used ribbon on several cakes. I use icing that crusts and have never had a problem.

ranbel Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 11:01pm
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I have heard of putting clear contact paper on the ribbon. I was doing this on a cake last month, but had to cancel due to tropical storm Fay. It was very simple and can be found at wal mart in the kitchen section.

Hope this helps.

cylstrial Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 2:13am
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Wow..I have wondered about this myself.. so these answers are really helpful!

indydebi Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 3:06am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by suz3

I have used ribbon on several cakes. I use icing that crusts and have never had a problem.




Me, too.

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