Fondant/gumpaste Ribbons

Decorating By aundrea Updated 28 May 2009 , 12:02am by Rylan

aundrea Posted 24 May 2009 , 9:17pm
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I have a question, how do you get ribbons made from either fondant or gumpaste to look like real ribbon.
Do you use pearl or luster dust and if you do use either how do you apply it? Dry or with vodka (or vanilla) ??? I really want to achieve this look and appreciate the help.

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milissasmom Posted 24 May 2009 , 9:29pm
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I dry dust mine with either luster or pearl dust (depending on the look I want for that specific cake). I also use a fabric embosser with tiny grain lines for the fabric look. Good luck achieving what you are looking to do!

aundrea Posted 27 May 2009 , 8:57pm
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Dry dusting? Ill have to try that. I assumed the dust was applied wet. And I like the idea of adding texture to the ribbon.
Thanks for the info!

bashini Posted 27 May 2009 , 9:01pm
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Hi, I use the FMM ribbon cutter to cut ribbons and dry brush the ribbon to get the sheen too! icon_smile.gif

Rylan Posted 28 May 2009 , 12:02am
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If you also roll it thin enough, it makes it look more realistic. I've luster dusted mines dry and wet but I prefer doing it dry.

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