How To Attach Ribbon To Cake?

Decorating By sumerae Updated 27 Oct 2010 , 3:41pm by mareg

sumerae Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 5:17pm
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I know there are other posts out there but out of time to go find them! Not so much how to get the ribbon on the cake, but how do I attach it and not have the BC make the ribbon greasy?

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CakeMom5001 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 5:28pm
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I put a thin ribbon of wax paper between the ribbon and cake and then attach the 2 ends of the ribbn with a little icing

CocoaBlondie Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 5:29pm
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The only way I've ever attached ribbon is with a same size layer of wax paper underneath on the bottom of the cake. Then I stuck together with double sided tape

mareg Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 5:41pm
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I used packaging tape behind my last wedding cake. It worked great in the rounds but I found the corners of the square were too stif. I may use wax paper next time.

mareg Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 5:43pm
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[quote="CakeMom5001"]I put a thin ribbon of wax paper between the ribbon and cake and then attach the 2 ends of the ribbn with a little icing[/quote

How do you attach the wax paper to the ribbon?

sumerae Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 6:20pm
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[quote="mareg"]

Quote:
Originally Posted by CakeMom5001

I put a thin ribbon of wax paper between the ribbon and cake and then attach the 2 ends of the ribbn with a little icing[/quote

How do you attach the wax paper to the ribbon?




double sided tape.

Thanks CakeMom5001!

sahmcakemakindreamer Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 1:11am
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attach ribbon to wax paper with double sided tape....how do you attach the wax paper to the cake?

mareg Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 2:27am
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With buttercreme.

jenscreativity Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 2:47am
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Or you can melt a little white or dk choc. and stick it to that..I heard that works too

shearpamela Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 1:22pm
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I have used glue dots, they are tiny and sticky on both sides
http://www.gluedots.com/display/router.aspx?DocID=751

mareg Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 2:39pm
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Only problem I see with glue dots is that they are not edible. I don't trust people to mo eat them.

ddaigle Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 3:00pm
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I do a lot of ribbon wraps. I do not put anything behind the ribbon. I let the grease soak COMPLETELY soak through. It just makes the ribbon darker, but I am prepared for that. I also put the ribbon on a completely cold cake and many times I get zero soak through.

mareg Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 3:14pm
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Ddaigle, What happens when the cake gets to room temp? Any soak through then?

ddaigle Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 1:11pm
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Mareg...I put the ribbon on the cold cake and as I am decorating and it is coming to room temperature, it will start to soak through. I let it and even help it if it didn't in some spots. It needs to be all or nothing. Partially soaked ribbon does not look good. My Hydrangea cake had a total soaked purple ribbon wrap. You couldn't tell though. I knew because it made the ribbon darker. You need to be prepared for a darker ribbon if you are going to allow soak through.

mareg Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 3:41pm
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Ok. Thanks for your reply. icon_smile.gif

mareg Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 3:41pm
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Ok. Thanks for your reply. icon_smile.gif

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