Attaching Ribbon To Cakes Iced With Buttercream

Decorating By Ammanda1978 Updated 25 Sep 2009 , 4:49pm by __Jamie__

Ammanda1978 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 2:39pm
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What is the best way to attach ribbon to cakes with buttercream icing? Would it be the same as fondant?

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ladyonzlake Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 2:50pm
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No, it's diffferent from fondant because your BC will make your ribbon greasy. I us 2 methods. If the ribbon is a dark ribbon I'll pre-grease it with shortening and then add it to the cake. If it's a lighter ribbon, I adhear packing tape (you can use contact paper too) to the back side of it prior to adding it to your cake.

G_Cakes Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 3:02pm
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I use meringue powder mixed with water to adhere ribbon to my cakes.

It works on both fondant and buttercream icon_smile.gif but with the BC I just stick the ribbon onto itself (at the ends)

HTH

MissCakeCrazy Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 4:39pm
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how would you do this on a fondant cake? I tried everything and the ribbon wouldn't stick together. I even tried edible glue!

__Jamie__ Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by MissCakeCrazy

how would you do this on a fondant cake? I tried everything and the ribbon wouldn't stick together. I even tried edible glue!




You overlap the end a wee bit and secure it with a wee piece of double sided tape.

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