Buttercream Staining Ribbons

Decorating By UpAt2am Updated 26 Sep 2009 , 3:51am by UpAt2am

UpAt2am Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 6:29pm
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Hello All CCers!

I'm doing my first wedding cake and the bride has brought me ribbon to go around the base of each layer. Will the grease from the buttercream (I use Wilton's basic buttercream recipe) stain or create spots on the ribbon? If so, how do I avoid that? Or do I just tint fondant and wrap with that. The bride is fine with whatever but the ribbon would be easier! icon_smile.gif


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terrig007 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 6:42pm
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Most people cut wax paper the same width as the ribbon and use that as a backing. But others may have more ideas.

cakefort Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 10:43pm
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Do you then put the wax paper around the cake and then the ribbon on top of it?

I've read some people say they use tape on the back.

dorie67 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 11:01pm
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I have used the wax paper method you mentioned and have also read someplace that contact paper could be used by removing the paper and sticking the ribbon to the sticky side. Good Luck! princess.gif

UpAt2am Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 3:51am
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i love the contact paper idea! thx!

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