When Is The Best Time To Add Satin Ribbon To The Cake Tiers?

Decorating By Polkadot79 Updated 2 Jan 2009 , 5:46pm by terrylee

Polkadot79 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:05am
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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?

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terrylee Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:25am
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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....

Polkadot79 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:29am
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That does make alot of sense since the one strand of ribbon is black...thanks!

Polkadot79 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 11:07pm
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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).

Polkadot79 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 11:15pm
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Better shot, but bad lighting!

Polkadot79 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 11:15pm
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Better shot, but bad lighting!

janebrophy Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 11:16pm
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Nice Job!!

Wildrose6633 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 11:24pm
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Great job, beautiful cake. thumbs_up.gif

terrylee Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 5:46pm
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Beautifully done......

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