How Do I Make This Effect?

Decorating By nicolesprinkle Updated 9 Apr 2009 , 8:55am by solascakes

nicolesprinkle Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 1:01am
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How do i make the ribbons lining the bottom of the tiers?


9 replies
jmt1714 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 1:18am
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to me it just looks like a drape that isn't so much draped as it is wrapped around the cake.

lainalee Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 1:28am
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I think it might be two different pieces for the band. One thick band and one thin on top. Then just the fondant/gumpaste bow, all treated with the luster dust.

nannie Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 1:28am
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Maybe one layer of ribbon wrapped around the cake then a second, narrower one layered on top?

leah_s Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 1:31am
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I think jmt's got it. Just fold the ribbon and slap in on there. It doesn't have to be totally neat, either.

summernoelle Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 1:34am
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yeah, it doesn't have to be precise. I just used this technique on a cake a couple of weeks ago and it was so easy and looked so pretty.

sadsmile Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 1:50am
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I agree with Leahs. You can see the hump in the ribbon from where it is folded on it's self. I would lift the flat ribbon off the table and let it hump up in the middle all down the middle of the ribbon and then push it over so it gently folds down and then wrap it on the cake. The "it's not perfect look on purpose" is great! You can't mess that up.

PinkZiab Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 2:22am
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Yup, just make long strips, fold it up to make the pleat and then put it on... don't overthink or obsess about getting it perfect... it's not meant to be. A little imperfection is what makes it look more like actual fabric.

xstitcher Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 6:23am
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Agreed that it looks like the drape effect except being wrapped around more like a ribbon.

solascakes Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 8:55am
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It's just roughly wrapped around the cake.It's very nice though.

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