I am doing ribbon around a cake for the first time and just wanted to make sure to tell them the correct kind of ribbon to get me. I was just thinking like a 1 inch satin ribbon would be the best but wanted to ask someone whos done it before.
You are correct, Most people use Satin, but you can also use Fondant.
i have also read to buy, the ribbon that they use on outside florals. Can't think of the name of it. hth
No matter what be sure you do not buy wired ribbon. My friend brought me wired ribbon and I had to remove the wire which puckers the ribbon etc. No fun at all. Plain satin ribbon should be fine.
I used to use real ribbon around cakes, the ribbon will absorb the grease in the buttercream either completely darkening the ribbon or leaving blotching spots. Some say you can iron on wax from wax paper. Personally I have had no luck with that.
I will only use fondant ribbon now. After thinking about where all that ribbon has been (ie. not knowing really), I decided I did not want to add that on my cakes.