MollyHammond Posted 22 Jul 2012 , 1:51pm

How do you attatch the ribbon on the cake? Does it get greasy?

5 replies
Price Posted 22 Jul 2012 , 5:21pm

Yes ribbon will absorb the grease from buttercream. You can cut some parchment or waxed paper the size of the ribbon and place behind it. I attach with melted chocolate.

ibeeflower Posted 23 Jul 2012 , 8:24pm

The ribbon can absorb the grease from the buttercream staining your ribbon. Like previous poster said, use parchment or waxed paper. I use parchment paper with my ribbon so the paper hits against the cake.

grandmomof1 Posted 23 Jul 2012 , 8:43pm

The ribbon will absorb the grease, but if you pre-grease your ribbon by rubbing a little Crisco on the back of the ribbon you will not have the grease spots. It will darken your ribbon slightly but doing it this way will avoid the chance of getting grease spots on it because you have already greased the entire ribbon. I have done this many times with ribbons on my cakes.

WeezyS Posted 23 Jul 2012 , 8:59pm

You can put scotch tape on the back of the ribbon and it will protect it from the grease.

batterupcakery Posted 23 Jul 2012 , 9:18pm

I use packaging tape on the back of the ribbon then attached it with a little royal icing. Works great!

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