What do I use to attach ribbon to the bottom of a buttercream cake? Does it get greasy looking?
I use a blop of BC to glue the 2 ends together in the back. It's in the back and no one will see it. (note: watch out for those venues that position the cake in the center of the dance floor!)
Polyester ribbon will really show the grease spot. Polyeurothane (that may be the wrong word, but it's close) is my preference .... I get it at walmart in the cake decorating aisle. satin also tends to show the grease spots.
in general, if you apply the ribbon after the icing has crusted .... a.k.a. 'dried' .... then the only spot you may have will be the one in the back.
I tried a CC suggestion and it works just like everyone says it does. I had one cake that for whatever reason, I had to apply the ribbon while the icing was still somewhat "wet" ..... I couldn't let it sit and air dry/crust overnight like I usually do. Anyway .... I grabbed some crisco and ran my crisco-coated fingers down the entire length of the ribbon. This grease-stained the entire ribbon so it was all the same color. Worked great!!
What a great idea! I will have to try that!
thank you very much! I will try that!