Ribbon On Cake

Decorating By chefdot Updated 17 Nov 2009 , 2:58am by icingimages

chefdot Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 1:51pm
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I tried my first cake a few weeks ago with real ribbon on it since I didn't have time or the fondant to do it otherwise and when I took off the ribbon (it was a black silk one) the dye had bled onto the frosting. People ate around it since it wasn't much but it was disturbing.
I have a new cake I am doing in a few weeks and she wants a real ribbon around it. If I don't cover the cake in fondant, is there anything I can do to not have this happen again? The ribbon on this cake is not silky, but it's still black.
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thecakemaker Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 2:07pm
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When I use ribbon I iron over it with waxed paper - take the ribbon and lay it with the side that will be facing the cake up. Lay the waxed paper on top of the ribbon - waxed side down. Iron over it with a medium heat and the wax will transfer from the waxed paper to the ribbon creating a barrier. Since waxed paper is food safe I didn't worry about any problems with it. It's worked great so far and it's very quick and easy to do! Good luck!
Debbie

Frankyola Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 2:50pm
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Ditto what debbie said!! thumbs_up.gif

sweetcakes Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 2:57pm
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ive heard this before t have never tried it. so the iron actually touches the wax paper?? or do you put something else on top of the wax paper and what about underneath the ribbon to stop getting wax on the ironing board. i gotta be missing something here, sorryicon_sad.gif

Frankyola Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 3:03pm
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It depend on the kind of ribbon there are some like white silk so delicate robbons that it may get the wax you can use parchment paper too and it doesn't have wax, when I use wax paper what I do is just put the wax paper on and on top lay the ribon, don't worry about asking I ask a lot I ask and ask every day too, that is the way that we can improve our skills. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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thecakemaker Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 3:41pm
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You can always lay a dishtowel under the ribbon if you're worried about your counter tops but the heat shouldn't be that high. The heat from the iron transferrs the wax from the waxed paper to the ribbon so yes - you do iron directly over the waxed paper - waxed side down.

Debbie

chefdot Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 3:14am
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Awesome, I never would have thought of this on my own. Thanks guys!

chefdot Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 2:37pm
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Is this only for silky ribbons or will it work for any kind of material ribbons?

indydebi Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 2:44pm
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Were you using a crusting BC and did you apply the ribbon while the BC was still moist?

I always wait until the icing has crusted, then apply the ribbon. No bleeding, no moisture.

SandiOh Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 2:58pm
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has anyone seen the new edible shimmery ribbons? I can't remember if it was kitchen krafts or country kitchen sweetart, but I saw it in one of their flyers.

SandiOh Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 3:00pm
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it's here...towards the bottom of the page. no black ribbon tho.
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/SearchResults.aspx?description=ribbon&page=-1

chefdot Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 9:48pm
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yes it was but in AZ icing sweats... lol

chefdot Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 9:55pm
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that site is awesome! I hope the cake store out here starts carrying those in smaller quantities!

leah_s Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 11:12pm
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Brilliant. It's just an icing sheet, run thru an edible ink printer and cut into strips. Damn! Wish I'd thought of that.

SandiOh Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 11:40pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

Brilliant. It's just an icing sheet, run thru an edible ink printer and cut into strips. Damn! Wish I'd thought of that.




LOL. no kidding.

icingimages Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 2:58am
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You can also use SugarVeil and put a printed image on it. Cover it with Luster and you will acheive a fabric like ribbon.

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