Colored Buttercream Over Ribbon?

Decorating By Kitagrl Updated 14 Jul 2011 , 9:34pm by Kitagrl

Kitagrl Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 9:20pm
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I'm doing this cake for a client:

http://static.weddingandcakes.com/wcakes/2010/08/round-wedding-cakes-ivory-brown-ribbon.jpg

Except she wants silvery-grey ribbon with an eggplant (dark purple) color of buttercream scrollwork.

Do you guys think I'll have a problem with the dark color soaking into the ribbon? Any ideas?

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sweetkake Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 9:31pm
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Hello Kitagirl,
If you use the waterproof ribbon it shouldn't be a problem. You can find them in most craft stores. It is resistant to buttercream soaking and changing the color. HTH

Kitagrl Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 9:34pm
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Originally Posted by sweetkake

Hello Kitagirl,
If you use the waterproof ribbon it shouldn't be a problem. You can find them in most craft stores. It is resistant to buttercream soaking and changing the color. HTH




Hmm I've never heard of that! I already bought my ribbon at Joann's today....I didn't see any waterproof kind...hmm.

I do have a can of this spray stuff that puts a gloss on sugar and chocolate....I was wondering if I sprayed some into a cup and then painted it on the ribbon where I plan to pipe, if it would help protect the ribbon?

I guess all I can do is do a sample before I put it on the actual cake....

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