Cloth Ribbon On Buttercream

Decorating By pounds6 Updated 22 Jun 2010 , 10:58pm by pounds6

pounds6 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 12:18am
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I have a wedding cake to make that will be buttercream and the bride wants ribbon made of fabric wrapped around the base of each tier. How do I prevent the ribbon from soaking up the oil from the icing. I dont want the ribbon to look greasy.

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mcdonald Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 12:29am
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I don't usually have a problem just wrapping it around the cake but some people like to irin wax paper on one side to prevent it from having any problems.

preppie523 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 12:30am
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Either use double sided satin ribbon or you can line the back with parchment using double sided tape to make a layer or parchment (or wax paper) between the ribbon and the cake-if that makes sense.

Shelly4481 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 6:32pm
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If you let the cake set up all night and crust well, then you can put the ribbon on the next day without soaking up the oil. I have done this alot.

catlharper Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 6:38pm
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I run a strip of wax paper that is just a teensy bit smaller than the ribbon around the cake and then attach the ribbon to the wax paper, and itself, with a dot of buttercream or royal icing to secure. Works very well.

pounds6 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 10:58pm
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Thanks everyone these tips have been most helpful

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