I have a wedding where the bride wants ribbon put on each layer, THEN a beadwork border at the bottom of that. (Using buttercream icing).
I have found that I can take clear packaging tape & put it on the BACK of the ribbon to avoid grease absorption, but how can I do the bead work on the FRONT of the ribbon without grease marks?
Any good ideas???
Test it first.
Spray the back of the whole thing with canned fat like Pam or something and just grease it out on purpose and see how that does.
I just wouldn't go there! Tell her she'll have to have fondant beadwork. Get the First Impressions pearl molds (or a border mold, whatever suits), and use that.
or make the ribbon out of fondant.