Putting Ribbon On Cake

Decorating By janbarber Updated 8 Sep 2009 , 12:24am by leah_s

janbarber Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:04pm
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how can I put ribbon around a butter cream cake and not have it absorbe the moisture?

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indydebi Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:38pm
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If you're using a crusting BC, allow it to crust. When there is no moisture on the surface of the cake, there is nothing to soak into the ribbon.

Another method is to totally pre-coat the ribbon with crisco and uniformly "soak" it. Test this first. If you do this on navy blue ribbon, the ribbon will turn black.

Rylan Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 5:00pm
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You can also line the back of the ribbon with packaging tape.

miny Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 5:24pm
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You can wrap the ribbon in contact paper before attaching it to the cake

janbarber Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:19pm
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thank you for the suggestions.

leah_s Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:22am
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I only use fondant ribbon. No "soaking" problems at all!

leah_s Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:24am
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Here's one of mine, delivered today, with fondant ribbon.

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