How Best To Attach Ribbon To Cake Drum?

Decorating By cakegirl1973 Updated 24 Mar 2011 , 4:25pm by miss_sweetstory

cakegirl1973 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 2:07pm
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What is the best way to attach a ribbon to the sides of a cake drum? I used a hot glue gun, tried to smooth the hot glue before application, and the glue formed large lumps that can be seen. It is not smooth at all. Any advice? Thanks in advance!

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tenleysmommy Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 2:17pm
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I like to use a glue stick on the ribbon,then attach the ribbon in the back with a small pin.I have done it with just a pin and no glue just wrap it really tight,then you can adjust it!

SugarFiend Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 2:38pm
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I like glue dots, personally. I place them around the drum every few inches and then put the ribbon on. They're forgiving enough that you can readjust the ribbon once or twice in case of lumps or puckers.

ajwonka Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 2:54pm
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I tried Tacky Glue for awhile but like glue dots best!

divinecc Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 3:05pm
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I use the 3M glue dots as well and attach the two ends with a pin.

pbhobby Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 3:22pm
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I use a non-toxic glue pin. It very easy and stays secure.

HappyCake10609 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 3:26pm
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I use a hot glue gun (low temp), I just apply a thin line in small sections, then I apply the ribbon and smooth with my finger AFTER applying the ribbon, I've never had any lumps...

But I like the sound of the glue dots, I never even thought to use them, and they sound WAY faster & easier! I even have them because I use them for other purposes!

cakegirl1973 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 4:03pm
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Thanks so much for all of your tips!

miss_sweetstory Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 4:25pm
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I use double sided scotch tape. Love that stuff!

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