Ribbon On Cake Boards?

Decorating By Jasra Updated 25 Oct 2008 , 1:58am by weirkd

Jasra Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 8:58pm
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I can never get it to stay on! I use plywood boards covered in white paper and then clear mac tac. But when I try and put a ribbon around it it just slides off. I stappled it once but it didn't look very nice, I can't push pins into it because it's so hard and I'm reluctant to use glue so close to my cake. Any suggestions on how I can do this?

13 replies
pkinkema Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:02pm
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Well I'm certainly no expert, but I used my finger and rubbed Elmer's glue on the ribbon then attached it to my cake board. It looked so nice and flat! There was no excess glue or anything, so I don't think there would be a problem at all.

Jasra Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:04pm
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OK! I'm going to try that! I'm off to the store for Elmer's Glue, thanks so much!

avenje Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:05pm
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I use my glue gun.

Susie53 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:05pm
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I use a glue stick and it works great!

bashini Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:10pm
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Have you tried double sided sticky tape? I use them and its so easy. icon_smile.gif

weirkd Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:11pm
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I use a glue gun also but hate the "stings" afterwards not to mention if you get areas that are raised up. I didnt like Elmers glue because it didnt seem to stay on very well. I think a glue stick would be neat. I wonder how double sided tape would work?

Win Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:19pm
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Aileen's is fine --non-toxic. I have a white water-based super glue that is awesome and I use that. I don't have it in front of me to recall the name, but I buy it in Hobby Lobby. It, too, is non-toxic.

lara3teach Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:23pm
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I use my tape runner from my scrapbooking supplies. It's like using double sided tape, but so much easier. Works great!

TheCakerator Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:31pm
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I use double sided tape and think its the easiest thing there is!

momvarden Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:39pm
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i have also used royal frosting as long it does not change the color of the ribbon. But i always set the board up days in advance so that the glues dries. As long a the glue says non-toxic i think its ok to use on the board.

PinkZiab Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:33am
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Originally Posted by avenje

I use my glue gun.


cakeandpartygirl Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 1:02am
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I found a great product. It is adhesive backed ribbon. I am looking at the spool. I believe that it is by a company named Darice. It is about a half an inch, I am going to see if I can find it in about a 1/4 in.

weirkd Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 1:58am
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That sounds good! If not, we should make it ourselves and market it to the cake decorating world!!

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