When you wrap a fondant ribbon around the base of the cake, how do you join it together without leaving an ugly seam? I'm doing a 3 layer cake, and only the middle layer will have a bow on it, so all I can think to do is make sure the seams are on the back of the cake. Any suggestions?
I overlap them and carefully use a razor knife to cut it, that way the seams match perfectly.
I also do Loucinda's method. I make sure I put the seam at the back and hide it with finishing touches.
If there is going to be a bow, say in the front, you could put the seam in the front and it would be covered by the bow.
Another way to make a neat seam is to leave a little loose ribbon on each end. When you've wrapped the tier, moisten the two loose ends and sandwich them together. At this point, the two ends which are now one, is sticking out away from the cake. Using a tiny pair of scissors, cut the excess off. The remaining seam will be perfectly straight. You can smooth it even more with your fingers.
awesome tips. thanks guys!