Is This A Bad Look?

Decorating By Lenette Updated 29 Mar 2009 , 2:49am by tirby

Lenette Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:35pm
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I need to do a square cake with a black ribbon border. Is it a bad look to do the "ribbon" in buttercream? The bride does not want fabric ribbon and I am concerned about bleeding anyway. Thanks!

13 replies
mariela_ms Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:40pm
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I don't think its bad. I've never done it myself but you can try using the icer tip...(sp?). Which is a thick and will give you an even line. I believe it's like an inch thick. You can let it crust and smooth it out. HTH! icon_biggrin.gif

KHalstead Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:45pm
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might be easier to mask off a portion of the cake and airbrush a line...could be tricky too though

tirby Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:48pm
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I would use fondant...

MARIATAMIA Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:53pm
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I have to agree and say fondant

MARIATAMIA Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:54pm
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butterfly831915 Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:58pm
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I think that buttercream would be find if you feel you have a steady enough hand to do it with the icing tips or the basket weave tips since there are different sizes.

Rendee Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 5:04pm
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gumpaste would work also icon_smile.gif

allie73 Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 5:05pm
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I would use fondant, esp. if you are concerned about bleeding. I once used black buttercream as a "shortcut" around the eyes on faces for a family tree. They looked adorable - until I got up the next morning. icon_eek.gif All my darling little people looked as if they had been beaten during the night - big, black rings around their eyes, and there was nothing I could do about it.

majka_ze Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 6:20pm
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If you use buttercream, cheat a little. Let the "base" buttercream crust or firm up in fridge (depending on your buttercream). Cover the "other than the ribbon" cake with paper - baking parchment or drawing paper, both work well. Make the ribbon as you want, peel off the paper and you have perfect ribbon around your cake.

Lenette Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 6:05pm
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Thank you all for your replies. I did go ahead and use fondant for the ribbon. After decorating 250 cookies my hands aren't that steady and I had no time to fix and mistakes.

Thanks again! icon_smile.gif

tonedna Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 6:20pm
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Originally Posted by MARIATAMIA

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solascakes Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 6:23pm
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fondant might just be easier

tirby Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 2:49am
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Good way to go. But picture?!? We need some photos! Love it when people put a new photo in!... Glad you got it done at least

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