I am working on a sheet cake. I have fabric ribbon going vertical & horizontal across the cake on one side. I would like to either attach a fabric bow or the swirly ribbon. How would i attach either one? Thanks for the help!
You could "glue" each end with either royal icing or buttercream.
I think that I read this tip on here somewhere... use clear packing tape to cover the back of your ribbon to keep in from absorbing the frosting. I just used a little extra tape across the back seam when I put the ribbon on the cake. Worked great.
The packing tape sounds like a good idea. If your using buttercream that ribbon could absorb the oil and make your ribbon looke greasy.
I totally grease the ribbon first, that way NO grease spots appear later.
I tried greasing the ribbon and it totally changes the color of it. I use clear contact paper on the back of all my ribbon. The packing tape can have a very strong chemical smell and taste depending on the brand. Good luck!
Yes, it will always darken the ribbon. I just take that into account. I also make sure the client understands that I will match as close as I can, but it will NOT be a perfect match for the color.