Need Help Real Quick.....

Decorating By grama_j Updated 22 Oct 2010 , 5:56pm by grama_j

grama_j Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 5:45pm
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Does anyone have an answer for butter cream bleeding through a fabric ribbon band on a cake ? It is burgandy, and just spotted and mottled..... I tried a piece of it with butter rubbed all over it, and it was REALLY dark... NOT the color she wanted..... What can I do to save this mess ?

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cattycornercakes Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 5:52pm
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I think most on here put a strip of wax paper on the back side of the ribbon to keep the grease from the buttercream from bleeding through.

tootie0809 Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 5:52pm
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If you have some wax paper or parchment paper, you can line the back of the ribbon with it and then apply it to the cake so the grease doesn't soak through.

auntginn Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 5:54pm
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It is suggested here on CC that whenever you are using fabric ribbon on a cake that you use a layer of plastic wrap or aluminum foil. In other words the plastic or foil will be sandwiched between your frosting and the ribbon.


grama_j Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 5:56pm
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Okay... Thanks everyone.......... I'll give the waxed paper a shot...... I KNEW I could get some help here !!

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