Ribbon On Cake

Decorating By luvstoshop Updated 28 Jul 2009 , 2:52pm by Rylan

luvstoshop Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 2:13pm
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Just wondering if the shortening will absorb on the ribbon? If so
how do you pervent it from happening.

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MrsMabe Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 3:47pm
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It will if you use a fabric ribbon. You could use a fondant ribbon instead. Or put clear contact paper on the back side. I read of one person greasing the whole ribbon beforehand. That will change the color slightly, but it will be even rather than splotchy.

Rylan Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 4:58pm
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Well it depends on the ribbon. Usually yes, it will get absorbed and look greasy. Some people line the back of the ribbon with packaging tape and just like mentioned above, some soak the ribbon in shortening--that way it will be even.

leah_s Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 5:14pm
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You really should use fondant ribbon any way. Food safety and all.

ChristianD Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 1:12pm
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What is fondant ribbon? Can it be bought or do you just make it out of fondant. My customer wants ribbon on the cake in the middle of the cake with a bow tied. I just don't want the ribbon to soak up the shortening and look greasy. It is a wedding cake.

Thanks in advance for the advice.

MrsMabe Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 1:30pm
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Just roll out some fondant and cut it in a ribbon-shaped strip. As for the bow, that can be made from fondant too. I'm sure there's a tutorial somewhere.

Rylan Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 2:52pm
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I strongly agree with Leahs. Fondant ribbon is basically a strip of fondant.

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