When putting a real ribbon (100% Polyester in brown) around a buttercream cake, is there a way to make it so the grease doesn't wreck the ribbon? I remember hearing once to put some wax paper (the same size of the ribbon) behind it. Any other ideas or concerns I should know aobut? Thanks!
I put ribbon around a buttercream cake one time and did not have any problems. I made sure the buttercream was "crusted" as much as possible. I don't know if that made a difference or not. HTH!
if you make sure your buttercream isn't "moist" then you should be fine. YOu want to make sure you have somewhat of a crust or that it has "aired out" for a bit...
Otherwise, the wax paper is an idea but I have not tried it.......I do know several people that have done it and it worked for them!!!!
I also let my buttercream crust before adding the ribbon...sheer ribbon works really well with nothing on the back of it.
i put ribbon onto buttercream after it crusted, but still had a problem. so from now on i add backing to it...plus it makes it stiffer and stands up nicer.
i just place a satin (not the textile textured) blue-green ribbon last tuesday.. it glides well.