How Do U Attach A Ribbon To The Board?

Decorating By mommabuda Updated 18 Aug 2011 , 10:55pm by threeforhim

mommabuda Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 12:23pm
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What's the best way to attach a ribbon to a wooden board? We tried super glue but it's showing through the ribbon. I've never decorated a board before so I want it to look nice and have no idea how to do it. Thanks!

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AnnieCahill Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 12:26pm
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I use a VERY thin layer of craft glue. I draw a line and smooth it around on the edge with a toothpick. I use the cake drums which are covered in foil.

deesweets Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 12:39pm
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I just use a glue gun.

BelaB Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 1:00pm
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Glue gun.

tiptop57 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 1:03pm
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I don't like glue guns as much as the ribbons tend to have a bumpy line. I use double-sided sticky tape and then I can reuse the ribbon from my dummy cakes.

JustBakedCakes Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 1:08pm
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I use sewing/quilting pins. The ones with the little balls on the end. Easy and quick!!

gbbaker Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 1:21pm
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Heavy duty double stick tape.

karencuppycake Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 1:29pm
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Royal icing, it's foodsafe(er) than glue and it is just as good icon_smile.gif

cambo Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 1:44pm
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Originally Posted by tiptop57

I don't like glue guns as much as the ribbons tend to have a bumpy line. I use double-sided sticky tape and then I can reuse the ribbon from my dummy cakes.




Yes, exactly!

mommabuda Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 6:04pm
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The craft glue worked great. Thank you so much! I just posted pics of the finished cake. Can't wait for the fair now icon_smile.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 10:19pm
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Love my decorative pins--hat pins, pearl headed pins, corsage pins, quilting pins, scrapbooking brads. I usually use 2 at the back for the seam and then 3, or more, divided evenly around the rest of the board.

Rae

threeforhim Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 10:55pm
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The boards that I use ribbon on are either MDF or some sort of plywood. I usually wrap the fondant around the edge of them. Then I run a glue stick along the edge of that and the backside of my ribbon and stick it on. I always tell the person receiving the cake that the boad is wood and though the fondant is edible, they wouldn't want to eat it. Then I explain the ribbon, too.

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