How Do You Attach Your Ribbon On Your Cake???

Decorating By therese379 Updated 20 Jan 2010 , 12:27am by tarheelgirl

therese379 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 10:56pm
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I've made only 2 cakes with ribbon around the layers.. can anyone post a picture of the backs of their cakes so I can see how you hold on your ribbons to your cakes... thanks to anyone who can help... icon_wink.gif

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jammjenks Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 11:10pm
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I don't have any pictures of the backs, but I use a dot of icing to hold in place.

Toptier Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 11:32pm
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I attach the overlap of the ribbon with double sided tape, makes a neat job and no frayed edges, pretty easy to remove for serving too.

stashie Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 11:56pm
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Can you use ribbon over buttercream or does the ribbon discolor from the shortening?

KristyCakes Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:24am
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For a ribbon in the middle of the layer (not the base) I used the pearl hat pins in the back. I had to use about 6-8 pins for a ribbon that had a crystal buckle attached in front... Just be sure to notify the customer in writing! icon_smile.gif

boricuagirl_wi Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:52am
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therese379 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 11:07pm
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thanks for all the great ideas... therese

cakemoments Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 11:14pm
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same question as stashie - can you attach ribbon on buttercream? will it not cause oil marks on the ribbon?

Mug-a-Bug Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 4:14am
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You can put ribbon around buttercream. It will get greasy, but after about 10 minutes the ribbon will be totally soaked in grease and you won't really notice it. I use a dot of hot glue to attach the ribbon. I have also used a little "bow" to hide the seam. I don't like the idea of putting pins in food. HTH icon_biggrin.gif

kel58 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:13am
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I used corsage pins. I think they look nice and its very obvious that they are there.

tarheelgirl Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:27am
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I overlap the ribbon ends and put a tiny dot of royal icing as the "glue".

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