Sticking Ribbon To Cake Board

Decorating By Cutter2002 Updated 1 Apr 2014 , 5:40pm by CupcakeK8

Cutter2002 Posted 13 Feb 2013 , 4:35pm
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Any suggestions on how to keep ribbon sticking to cake board?  I have glue, double sided tape, gum glue and nothing seems to work.  Any suggestions?

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carmijok Posted 13 Feb 2013 , 5:00pm
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I always use a hot glue gun and it sticks with no problem.  Just make sure you don't get too far ahead or the glue will cool off before the ribbon can adhere well.  It also helps if you lay down your glue as thin as you can.  Seems like those big clumps of glue are what cause problems. 


I've also used those glue dots that come on a strip as well. 

Margaret393 Posted 13 Feb 2013 , 5:37pm
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Jacqui222 Posted 13 Feb 2013 , 5:45pm
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Just like Margaret393 - always used Pritt Stick - works a treat !

AZCouture Posted 13 Feb 2013 , 5:57pm
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Why on earth aren't any of those working? Especially double sided tape? That should be a no fail option. Do you have shortening on the edge of your board by chance? 

Margaret393 Posted 13 Feb 2013 , 6:05pm
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Hi Cutter2002


I use PRITT STICK which is strong enough to band a cake board, Apply glue evenly around the edge of board and then attach ribbon - stretching it slightly to smooth it on.  PRITT STICK dosn't stain the ribbon, which can happen if using a liquid glue or thinned out royal icing!


Hope this helps!



mcaulir Posted 13 Feb 2013 , 9:28pm
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I always use double sided tape. Works fine.

carmijok Posted 14 Feb 2013 , 12:42am
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I've never heard of the pritt stick before.  I looked it up and it's a glue stick...which I've never had luck with...but I've not used this one.  Does it compare to the others or is it different in some way?

icer101 Posted 14 Feb 2013 , 1:26am
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I have always just used glue sticks.  Never had a problem. Never comes off , etc. hth

Bluehue Posted 14 Feb 2013 , 2:19am
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I dip the entire ribbon in sugar glue that i make....

hold one end over sink and with other hand run two fingers down the ribbon and get rid of excess...

place ribbon around fondant covered board.....


Allow to sit for a day..... No way will that ribbon come off ... unless you use a chizzle loll  thumbs_up.gif

I attached every thing on my cakes - cake boards - cake stands using just sugar glue.

No smell - no toxins....


Sugar Glue

equal parts water and castor sugar

Bring to the boil

Boil for about 2 minutes

Tip into sterilized jar

Keeps in fridge for 3 weeks.




COButterfly Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 2:23am
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I usually use very small pinning pins.  You can never see them!  HTH.

Cutter2002 Posted 18 Apr 2013 , 2:21am
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Thanks to all who responded!  The hot glue gun worked like a miracle.  I had used double sided tape, "fondant glue", regular glue.  None worked.  Pins worked but really don't like using pins. I make my own cake board gluing 3 cardboard circles together and then covering in paper of choice with clear sticky paper.  So maybe the rough edge is why nothing worked.  I don't know WHY I didn't think of the glue gun.  Worked great!  Thanks!

CupcakeK8 Posted 1 Apr 2014 , 5:40pm
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I usually just pin the ribbon at the back to the board, always pull the ribbon really tight though. I find using glue and other methods don't always leave you with neat results. I've also just started using a site called which you might find useful. I use it all the time now, especially when working on larger cake projects, it helps to calculate how much ribbon I will need as I always buy too much. 

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