Applying Ribbon To My Cake

Decorating By shoffert Updated 25 Dec 2008 , 1:55am by cakesbykitty

shoffert Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 4:12am
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Does anyone have a good idea for applying satin ribbon to the bottom edge of my wedding cake?

I have been pressing it to my buttercream frosting and the oil seeps through.....Any thoughts!

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montanabaker Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 4:53am
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You could try ironing wax paper to the back, or if it doesn't work, maybe double stick tape...but I read that you could attach ribbon to wax paper by ironing it and it will keep from seeping thru....or if you don't have to use satin, other ribbons don't seep thru...I used kind of heavy duty ribbon on two different wedding cakes and the brides loved them.
Hope I helped, good luck

kimberlina25 Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 5:56am
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i just back my ribbon with wax paper, you can't tell and the grease from the bc doesn't soak through and discolor it.


shoffert Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 6:21am
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I appreciate the insight....I didn't think of wax paper!

cakesbykitty Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 1:55am
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i've also had luck just putting a dot of piping gel on the end and attaching it, then gingerly wrapping the ribbon around without pressing it in to the icing, then attach the loose end to the first end with another dot of piping gel.

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