Hello, this is my first real 3 tier wedding cake. I need help with the ribbon, my bride wants a purple satin ribbon around each tier, with a tinier ribbon around the base of that purple ribbon. I have heard if you put saitin on buttercream it gets oily?? What is the easiest way to attach a ribbon on a cake, and then a second ribbon over that one?
Since its a satin ribbon I just dont want it to look like oil spots on it once it sits with teh buttercream?? or am i wrong?
Check out the post from 8/29/10 entitled ? Ribbon on buttercream from sandy1, and i think you will find some good answers to your questions.
When it comes to buttercream I always put a layer of stickytape on the back of the ribbon. I always have three different thicknesses of tape in my shop for that reason. Just make sure it's completly covered to stop any oil getting through.
Thanks for you help! Fishabel, where do i find stickytape??
You can buy grease-proof ribbon made specifically for cakes.
I have also pre-greased my ribbon. It worked fine, but it does change the origional color of the ribbon. It makes it darker.
the sticky tape idea sounds good but what I do is (sounds and is messy but it works) use shortening and spead a thin layer on each piece of riboon,after you have it measured and cut to fit, smear it completely on the riboon and then wipe it clean with a paper towel. I've done this after I saw the oil spots bleeding through the ribbon. This way all of the ribbon looks the same.
Thanks! I wonder if the oil/ only shows in satin ribbon? or all?
I was just re-reading this post for the third time, i think stickytape is just regular tape, when i asked that question i thought is was a specific type of tape, silly me..
My question...is tape food-safe? Since the tape will be right up against the icing. For that matter...is the ribbon food-safe? So many things to consider!
My bride does not care about food safe ribbon, she picked it out, and she also wants stick on crystals, which certainly are not food safe and i informed her of that. They will pick them off..lol brides want, what they want, and when is the last time someone got sick off of ribbon honestly, babies have sucked on blanket/ribbons/ect since time..
I cut a same size strip of freezer paper as the ribbon and iron it on, shiny side next to the ribbon. It adheres perfectly. Food safe, grease-proof barrier. HTH.
o wow! That is a wonderful idea!! thanks so much!
I've heard some people get an acetate ribbon to put under the satin ribbon (the food safe acetate that's used on the side of pastries).
I've also heard of people who cut a very thin ribbon out of fondant and attach the satin ribbon on top of that.
Sorry. In Australia we just call it sticky tape and yes it is just regular tape that you would wrap a present up in. Not sure what you guys call it! It works really well for me. Quick and easy.