I have a wedding cake that is to be delivered tomorrow around 4:30. It has 2 layers of small satin ribbon around each tier. I'm concerned about it staying in place since I have never did this before...I'm going to add the second coating of icing tonight. Should I add the ribbon tonight or wait until the buttercream has crusted some and add it tomorrow? Will it stay on its own or do I need to "tack" it with royal icing?
I would wait until tomorrow...your BC will have crusted and there is less change of bleeding thru the satin ribbon. Just tack with a small dot of bc or gel, hide in back or under flowers or a bow. Should hold fine. post picture....
That does make alot of sense since the one strand of ribbon is black...thanks!
Finally got it finished & delivered a couple of hours ago...I think it turned out well considering it's only my 3rd wedding cake ever. I intended to buy silver dragees, but waited too late for them to be shipped in time, so I made fondant balls and covered with silver luster dust. I couldn't get the monogram right with fondant, so I made a letter & circle out of beads. I attached the pic I took and then the pic the bride sent (not sure where she found it).
Great job, beautiful cake.