I'm wondering how to do this? I've seen it being dipped in water and then just smoothed on, pinned on and glued on. What is best?
Lay it out and place it on the cake, take a brush with a little bit of water, and attach to the cake. Fondant sticks to fondant anyway, the water just assures that it won't peel off. Very easy!
Are you talking real ribbon or fondant ribbon? I think the previous post is assuming it's fondant ribbon. If it's real ribbon I always spray it with pan spray so you do get any discoloration fromt he cake, and the moisture helps it to stick to the fondant. I normally stic a pic in the back to be safe, but find it's not totally neccesary. Good Luck!
Thank you so much for the replies!
Yes, I am talking about real ribbon, not fondant. By pan spray do you mean something like Pam? Does that discolour the ribbon at all?
I would use the pan spray on my ribbon only if using it on a BC covered cake. It basically discolors your ribbon on purpose so when it is placed on a BC cake, the grease absorbing into the ribbon doesn't show. You shouldn't have this problem with a fondant covered cake, though.
I wrap the ribbon around the cake and use a bit of non-toxic glue (the stick kind) just on the overlap to glue the ends together. The glue doesn't touch the cake, just the ribbon ends.
I ended up using a bit of masking tape to try to secure the ribbon to the board. I use the word try because nothing seems to want to stick to that darn cake board. Then once I wrapped it around I used more masking tape between the two ends of ribbon and popped a pin in at the top (into the bottom of the cake).
I guess I need a hot glue gun to get it to stick to the board? The ribbon was too thin to cover the board and the cake.
I use the hot glue gun for the board, and royal icing for the cake. Use an angled spatula and make a thin thin bit of royal around the cake and stick the ribbon on to it.
I found the easiest way to stick the ribbon to the board, is with the roll on glue tabs that you use for scrap booking. It comes so that all you do is roll it on. Great tool....sticks great and sooo easy!
Thanks for the info, Sandy. I have scrapbooking glue dots that I was desperately trying to locate to stick it on with - so I was hot on the trail of a great idea I guess!