Horizontal Ribbons, Help!

Decorating By careylynn Updated 6 Apr 2010 , 3:10am by Ren715

careylynn Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 7:23pm
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Everytime I have tried to do horizontal ribbons of some sort on a cake, the ribbon either rips, stretches out or gets that elephant skin look to it. Is there a trick to doing this or do you need more than one person? One to hold the cut ribbon and one to attach it to the cake? HELP!

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JawdroppingCakes Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 7:39pm
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I like to cut mine and then roll them up and then unroll onto the cake and it keeps it from stretching. I have never had any trouble with the elephant skin doing it like this. Hope this helps.

emrldsky Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 8:04pm
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I agree with the above poster. I used to have the same problem. Another thought is to let your fondant dry a little. If it's too moist it can increase the stretchy factor.

careylynn Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 12:48am
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Thanks! Do you put the glue on the cake where you want the ribbon or on the ribbon itself before putting it on the cake? How long do you let it sit?

JawdroppingCakes Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 2:20am
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I put it where I want it to go that way the ribbon doesn't stick to itself when you roll it up.

Ren715 Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 3:10am
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I also roll mine up and then roll it out. It not only prevents stretching but gives you total control over placement.

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