Attaching Ribbon To A Cak Board Covered With Fondant?

Decorating By princessmargie Updated 1 Apr 2014 , 7:44pm by FoxtailBakeshop

princessmargie Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 8:00pm
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Hi Everyone!
I was curious is someone could tell me how to attach a ribbon around a cake board that's been covered in fondant? I've tried a few different things but have yet to be successful. Could someone please help me out? Thanks in advance!

17 replies
ladybug76 Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 8:07pm
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Hi!! Not sure if there is a better method out there, but I generally glue my ribbon around the (cake board) trim -- it doesn't come in contact or anywhere near the cake itself. I wrap my fondant around the top and rim, let dry for 1-2 days (so no finger prints when you pick up), then glue ribbon.

Here's a few that I have done w/ ribbons:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1300359.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1293445.html

I love covering my boards... I think it adds a little extra 'wow!' factor to the cake. Hope this helps!!
~ Jaime

__Jamie__ Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 8:07pm
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Are you takling about the very edge that faces out towards you? There is nothing to it. I used double sided tape, works like a charm. Are you covering the edge with fondant too? I wonder if that's what you mean. In that case...maybe a little piping gel?

keystone Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 8:17pm
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I cover the board with fondant and then trim the fondant so that it doesn't extend over the sides. Then I wrap the ribbon around the sides- using a straight pin to anchor the beginning and end. Then put a bow on the spot they meet with hot glue.

__Jamie__ Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 8:23pm
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Originally Posted by keystone

Then put a bow on the spot they meet.




Ditto to that.

ladybug76 Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 8:30pm
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These are all great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!

miss_sweetstory Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 8:38pm
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I use a glue stick. Never a problem!

londonpeach Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 8:38pm
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I always use a Prit Stick glue (non toxic) and have the join at the back of the cake.
I nearly always cover my boards with fondant and think it looks really neat.

dmich Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 8:59pm
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I use piping gel or royal icing to "glue" the ribbon to the fondant on the board.

sweetsbyl Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 9:07pm
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I cover the board with fondant and then trim the fondant so that it doesn't extend over the sides. I then hot glue the ribbon onto the board.

BakerzJoy Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 9:11pm
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On my last wedding cake, I let my mother in law go to town with the board and she used her hot glue gun and put the ribbon on it for me. It stayed tightly and I layed my fondant on the board after that. No one is gonna eat the fondant on the board and if they do it doesn't have glue on it. I think that was the best method!!

tonedna Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by sweetsbyl

I cover the board with fondant and then trim the fondant so that it doesn't extend over the sides. I then hot glue the ribbon onto the board.




I do this too..I find that getting the fondant around the corners make it more difficult to move the cake, specially with bigger tiers, and it can crack easily.
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BlakesCakes Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 10:01pm
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I cover the board and then cut away the excess with my spatula so that it doesn't overhang the edge.

I attach the ribbon several ways, depending on the cake. I use decorative "hatpins" quite a bit. I've found some that have beautiful crystals on the ends, etc., at floral supply shops. I just pin the ribbon thru the 1/2 inch foamcore (I generally cut my own decorative boards from it). I've used scrapbooking brads---they come in all shapes & colors. If I want to glue the ribbon on, I often use glue dots (found in the scrapbooking aisle).

HTH
Rae

Cakechick123 Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 10:42pm
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

I cover the board and then cut away the excess with my spatula so that it doesn't overhang the edge.

I attach the ribbon several ways, depending on the cake. I use decorative "hatpins" quite a bit. I've found some that have beautiful crystals on the ends, etc., at floral supply shops. I just pin the ribbon thru the 1/2 inch foamcore



I do the same, I use pins with coloured heads

princessmargie Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 7:12pm
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Thank you SOOOOO much everyone for all the great ideas! It seems I was making the mistaking by covering the sides of the board with fondant as well. I will certainly try do omit doing that and adhering the ribbon just to the board itself. Thanks again so much! Love this website and how friendly and helpful everyone is icon_smile.gif

PinkZiab Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 9:14pm
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Originally Posted by sweetsbyl

I cover the board with fondant and then trim the fondant so that it doesn't extend over the sides. I then hot glue the ribbon onto the board.




Ditto

CupcakeK8 Posted 1 Apr 2014 , 5:36pm
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I usually just pin the ribbon at the back to the board, always pull the ribbon really tight though. I find using glue and other methods don't always leave you with neat results. I've also just started using a site called www.bakingit.com which you might find useful. When working on larger cake projects I would always buy too much ribbon for the job and have scraps left around. This site helps me calculate how much I need which has been a great tool. 

FoxtailBakeshop Posted 1 Apr 2014 , 7:44pm
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I just use a cute pin.

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