Easiest Way To Achieve This Ribbon Look?

Decorating By abchambers Updated 4 Apr 2013 , 1:17pm by abchambers

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abchambers Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 5:39pm
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Whats the easiest way to achieve this ribbon look? My best guess is fondant strips, but I have a fairly large bottom tier (possibly 16") and figured it would be quite difficult to roll out long enough strips/ribbons for this (I obviously don't want many seams).

 

Any other ideas?

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abchambers Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 5:41pm
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Maybe posting the actual picture will be easier! icon_biggrin.gif

 

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tarttokig Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 5:51pm
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Maybe you could paint the strips with edible colors? I think that could look quite cool! If you use a wide, square brush and a turntable you should be able to get the strips even too.

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abchambers Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 6:01pm
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That would be perfect for fondant! I'm planning on using buttercream though :-( Any ideas for a similar effect on BC?

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 10:57pm
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If you're using buttercream, why wouldn't you just pipe the ribbons?

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ewashburn Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 11:09pm
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was this done with fondant strips

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Pam1976 Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 12:27am
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I have done one before on buttercream using just plain ribbon that was washable.  I washed it and applied it to the cake while it was damp. 

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Stitches Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 12:52am
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I use real ribbon, it's pretty easy. Fondant strips and piping aren't easy to apply like this.

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abchambers Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 1:17pm
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Thank you all! I really like the ribbon idea. :-)

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