Ribbon To Cakes

Decorating By Megan1979 Updated 18 Nov 2009 , 10:00am by Meg147

Megan1979 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 6:45am
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Hello All,

I have 2 questions about ribbons on cakes I was hoping you all may be able to help with.

Firstly I am wondering how everyone attaches ribbons to their cakes so that the ribbon does not mark or slide down the side of the cake. Like the very talented person has done on this cake - http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1516034

Secondly the lady who made my wedding cake (wedding was interstate and I was to stressed to make a cake aswell) made a beautiful bow out of black satin ribbon. The bow was either sprayed with starch or something as it felt firm and held it shape beautifully in humid weather. I am wondering if anyone may know how she did it.

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sjholderman Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 7:45am
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I use a dab of royal icing to apply. For something like that picture you'd need several dabs, but the lack of grease in RI seems to prevent it from leaving a mark on the ribbon.
As for your bow..I have no idea. Google?

CakesByAdriana Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 5:01am
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Hello

I use piping gel. It's clear and a little goes a long way.
Check out my pics I have used different types of ribbons and nerver had an issue. Hope this helps.
as for the bow I am not sure either. If I find out I will let you know.

cassiopeia Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 3:41am
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Royal icing would work the best

Meg147 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 9:56am
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Here in the UK you can buy a spray, which is used to spray onto sugar/gumpaste/fondant flowers etc for extra hold. It is non-flammable, and it's name is - Fabilo - Artistik Laquer (Spray Glaze). You may get something similar in your neck of the woods.

the website is here http://www.design-a-cake.co.uk/

Though I'm sure GSA will have something similar. Good luck

Meg147 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 10:00am
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Here in the UK you can buy a spray, which is used to spray onto sugar/gumpaste/fondant flowers etc for extra hold. It is non-flammable, and it's name is - Fabilo - Artistik Laquer (Spray Glaze). You may get something similar in your neck of the woods.

the website is here http://www.design-a-cake.co.uk/

Though I'm sure GSA will have something similar. Good luck

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