AI'm doing a wedding cake with white fondant. A black satin ribbon will be placed around each tier. Couple things - should I worry about bleeding with the black ribbon on white fondant? Which leads to my next question - how soon could I put the ribbon on the cake? Could I do it the night before or should I wait until I set the cake up at the venue? The cake will be at the venue for 5 hours before the reception starts. My neice is getting married at 1 and the reception doesn't start till 5. I just dont want her walking in to see the cake all black streaks but I have to set it up before the wedding. I could come back between the wedding and the reception but I'd rather leave it and my worries behind. THanks.
AYou don't have to worry about bleeding. Put the ribbon on whenever it's best for you.
AI haven't put any sort of "backing" on the ribbon but I think that's just for BC - I know that bleeds AND stains the ribbon. It will be ok?:eek: I'm so nervous..... aahhhh. :)
AMaybe it's the moisture in the buttercream. The only time you'll get moisture with fondant is if you refrigerate it. If it makes you feel better, pre-measure the ribbon and put it on at the last minute. Doesn't take long to do, I use double sided tape to join both ends of ribbon.
AThank you. :D
Just to set you mind at ease. Take a scrap piece of fondant and put a scrap piece of ribbon on it, just like it would be on the cake. Leave it for a few hours and see if anything bleeds. I'm betting it won't, but you'll know for sure and be able to relax about it.
AThis is satin ribbon fondant? It's completely fine. Do it whenever you like.