How Do I Attached A Silk Ribbon To A Fondant Cake?

Decorating By bates123 Updated 6 Sep 2010 , 2:33pm by hsmomma

bates123 Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 8:55pm
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I've never attached a silk ribbon to a cake before. I my cake is fondant covered. Will royal icing make the ribbon greasy or anything? Will it make it stick? Help!

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pinkjacs Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 9:03pm
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hi I normally attatch it with a small drop of butter cream where two ends meet. works well and its at the back of the cake so not normally visable

Caths_Cakes Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 9:09pm
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I always use a tiny dab of royal icing icon_smile.gif i put a little on one end of the ribbon, and smooth it down, wrap the ribbon around the cake so its nice and taught, add another dab and smooth it out again, It never stains, it will look darker at first, but once its dried it will be normal icon_smile.gif

Be sure to let your fondant dry for a while so it forms a shell, so when you put the ribbon around, it doesnt create a groove in the icing icon_smile.gif

hsmomma Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 2:33pm
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Ditto the above two posts. And very good advice about waiting for the fondant to dry a bit first...

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