Using Ribbon And Decorative Buttons On Buttercream

Decorating By nikki1273 Updated 12 Dec 2011 , 12:17am by DeniseNH

nikki1273 Posted 11 Dec 2011 , 9:43pm
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Need some input from all you experts out there. I will be making a buttercream cake for next weekend. I need to apply ribbon and I have purchased two buttons which look like brooches. First, I would like advice on the best way to attach the ribbon and if any backing needs to be applied. Second, I would love any ideas on the best way to attach the bottons. TIA

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grandmomof1 Posted 11 Dec 2011 , 10:17pm
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I wash my ribbon, let it dry, then lightly rub crisco on it to stop it from having greasy spots on it (because I have already greased it), then attach it t to the cake. The grease will make the ribbon slightly darker. I would rather have the ribbon slightly darker than looking "spotty." Good luck.

DeniseNH Posted 12 Dec 2011 , 12:17am
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To apply the buttons, attach a thin wire to the shank and twist the two long ends together then get some white florist tape and cut it in half lengthwise then wind it tightly around the length of the shank wire and insert into the cake.

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