Attaching Ribbon To Cake? Cake Due Today.

Decorating By ksmith1012 Updated 16 Oct 2009 , 1:43pm by Loucinda

ksmith1012 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 11:41am
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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!

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Deb_ Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 11:53am
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You could "glue" each end with either royal icing or buttercream.

hockeymomnh Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:00pm
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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.

kel58 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:20pm
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The packing tape sounds like a good idea. If your using buttercream that ribbon could absorb the oil and make your ribbon looke greasy.

Loucinda Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 1:31pm
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I totally grease the ribbon first, that way NO grease spots appear later.

cakefreak92 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 1:39pm
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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!

Loucinda Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 1:43pm
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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.

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