Attaching Fabric Ribbon

Decorating By maralin Updated 2 Sep 2009 , 2:47pm by Sarsom

maralin Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 1:57pm
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I will makinga 3 tier round cake & would like to attach fabric ribbon on the bottom of each layer, how do i attach the ribbon? what would i use to keep it on? by the way the cake will be frosted in buttercream!

also this is gonna be a "beauty and the beast" sweet 16 cake.....any suggestions??


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GottaLuvCake Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 2:06pm
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I have used ribbon myself in the past and used floral picks with wire on the end, a small pc of duck tape or masking tape depending on what type of ribbon, to attach the wire to the back of the ribbon or if your ribbon has a wired edge you can poke the wire from the floral pick and wrap around the existing wire edge of ribbon. HIGHLY recommend attaching ribbon last minute as the shortening will soak into the ribbon making it look like grease spots, even after your buttercream has crusted. I am getting ready to do a cake next week and I am debating on making a fondant ribbon??? I have only experimented with fondant once, it turned out nice. Have fun!

maralin Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 2:09pm
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thanks......i have not dared to mess w/ fondant soo afraid!

luvstoshop Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 2:18pm
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I use straight pins to hold the ribbon on

majka_ze Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 2:26pm
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What you could do - if the ribbon material and color is suitable - is to iron a strip of freezer paper as backing for the ribbon. It will hold and helps to avoid soaking grease in the ribbon.

Sarsom Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 2:35pm
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I use double sided tape! I fold over the edge underneath using tape then wrap around cake on the end I also fold over and use tape and then use tape to hold in place. So I use 3 pieces. 2 to make clean edges and 1 to hold them together. I hope that makes sense!

luddroth Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 2:45pm
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Do you overlap the ends or cut them so that they just meet?

Sarsom Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 2:47pm
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I overlap the edges! This way you don't have any tape touching the cake at all! I also use the double sided tape to attach like strings of pearls around cake.

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