How Do Ye Guys Stick Ribbon Onto Your Cake Boards ?

Decorating By skinnyminx Updated 1 Sep 2010 , 1:29pm by hsmomma

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skinnyminx Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 12:19pm
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i usually cover my cake boards on with fondant and then trim, with ribbon but i always have bother getting it to stick ive tried a good few non toxic glues but the dont set or stick i also have put a drawing pin in at the back but that only holds it in that spot and doesnt look to profesional... any ideas?? or how to ye cover your cake boards..thanks

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Texas_Rose Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 12:31pm
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I use tacky glue. I have a friend who uses double-sided tape. Both methods work. Tacky glue is cheaper in the long run icon_biggrin.gif

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Mexx Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 1:07pm
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I had a lot of trouble with this too. In the beginning, I'd use a little dot of glue every so often around the board. The problem with this is that you could see the glue through the ribbon. I've now use non-toxic white glue and I lightly paint it (with a brush) along the edge of the board. The ribbon adhers nicely and it can't be seen through the ribbon.

Hope this helps.

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kello Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 1:10pm
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I've been using piping gel, however, I can't get it very smooth looking. I've tried glue, piping gel and tape and there are always bumps coming thru from the pleats on the side of the board.

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cakecraft Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 1:14pm
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I use a craft glue gun, works like a charm.

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1234me Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 1:22pm
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I use a hot glue gun too and only grograin ribbon. Looks great!

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hsmomma Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 1:29pm
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I do exactly what Mexx suggested. I "paint" the glue (I just use elmers or tacky...both seem to work). Then press the ribbon all the way around. I do pin it in the back where the ribbon ends meet just until the glue is dry. It dries very quick.

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