How do you attach a ribbon around a cake. I am making one this weekend and want to do it right. Any suggestions would help.
What kind of ribbon are you using?
Regular satin ribbon 3/4 inch to go around the bottom of each tier.
When I use real ribbon, I pre-measure it and cut it a tad bit larger. Then I fold the end in and use a little tiny bit of piping gel to "glue it down." This gives it a clean finished look. After it sets, I run it around the base of the cake and usually do not have to secure it with anything else. Sometimes; however, I need a toothpick of piping gel on the edge here and there to tuck in a loose spot. Then, I use piping gel to "glue" it together at the back seam. Pretty much same method for fondant ribbon except when you cut your strip for the ribbon, you roll it up like a tape measure then roll it around the base of the cake as you go. For whatever reason, I find I do need more piping gel to secure this type of ribbon.
That's just my method... I'm sure there's plenty more out there! HTH.
I just use pearl head straight pins to attach it in the back.
COMMENTS ON ATTACHING TO FONDANT:
comments on attaching to buttercream....
(wasn't sure which applies to your case)
I use double stick tape that I have for my scrapbooking. I put a little on the end that's placed on the cake first and then when you wrap it around just press lightly and it's done! Very easy and no grease marks.
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