Ribbon As A Border

Decorating By cakechiq Updated 22 Feb 2010 , 2:25pm by minicuppie

cakechiq Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:40pm
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This may be a dumb question but how do you attach satin ribbon to a fondant cake for a border? Do you use double face tape or some other method? I wanted to use it on a cake this weekend for the first time. Thanks!

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kwineinger Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:52pm
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I have used a dot of icing as glue or straight pins in the past.

mcdonald Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:53pm
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depending on the type of ribbon it is.....

I usually use some buttercream or royal icing and dap some at the beginning to hold it in place and then again when my ribbon comes back around. Sometimes I use royal or buttercream around the complete ribbon... it just depends on if the ribbon is see through or if the buttercream will bleed.

I would not use the double sided tape.

aggiechef Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:56pm
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I prefer to use straight pins, but that's a personal preference.

jayne1873 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 7:23pm
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Blob of RI or some sugar glue

luvmysmoother Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 11:56pm
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I brush off all excess icing sugar from the bottom border then attach the ribbon with double sided tape - seems like the only way to really secure it strongly. It never failsicon_smile.gif

Tellis12 Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 12:30am
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I've always just used buttercream. I've not had a problem with it yet.

minicuppie Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:25pm
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I am probably poking a bear with this...you guys know that straight pins are not food safe, right?

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