I have a request for a cake that has a curled type ribbon decoration, and I am not sure where the bride to be found the picture. Does anyone know if this is a fondant ribbon, or actual ribbon? While I am at it, what do you call these flowers, are they just blossoms?
thanks for any advice
I am not sure where my picture went???
Can't see the pic Naubin, try again :/
Apparently I can not attach the picture... I am not sure why, I am trying to do this on my desktop. I don't see anywhere that I can add a picture in this post??
I think the only way around this problem is to paste the photo into your gallery then copy and paste to here.
the search field and the purple banner where you get to the gallery are not present (on my computer anyway) -- i think they must be under construction?
Looks like an actual ribbon. I think picture is here.
Thank you imagenthatnj, now I can remove the picture from my gallery. I don't want people to think I am taking credit for a cake I didn't do.
Great, I was hoping that was a real ribbon, I was going crazy trying to figure out how I could make something edible that could be that perfect!!
Thank you again!!
naubin - please post back on your success of doing that with a ribbon. I'd be interested in the technique, looks nice :)
Wondering if that's just bear grass instead of ribbon?
I think there's a misunderstanding somewhere here. The real ribbon I meant was the white ribbon around the cake. Naubin, were you asking about the curled "ribbon" or whatever that is?
Of course there is a way to bake real ribbon into curls, but I've seen that for hair clips!
I don't think it is fondant. It is either ribbon or some other type of "fiber" that can be curled.
I don't think it is fondant either...but when I said it's regular ribbon, I was referring to the white ribbon that circles the cake. Then I realized she could have been asking about the curly stuff. I just don't want her to be misled.
Thank you all for all of your help, sorry for the confusion. Yes i was refering to the curly ribbon, and i do believe bakerblackcat is correct, it looks like it may be bear grass:) Hopefully I can find some in coral color, or possibly paint it with petal dust.
I have lots of time, it isn't due until July... Just starting with the planning:)
Try using pasta. cook linguini - whatever width you like, until soft. lay out in the shape you want and let dry. (I laid it out on foam and held it in shape with pins into the foam) paint with food color. It is how I made the antennas on the ladybug and worked really well
Photo didn't upload. Here is link to picture
@yortma -- what a great idea! I had never seen that or heard of that, but will certainly keep it in mind for future cake ideas.
Hi, I've made that cake, I think it's in my photos. I didn't do the long bits, but they can be done with wire and florist tape. Stretch the tape out so the glue is activated and put a flat piece on either side of a straight piece of wire, to make a kind of wire sandwich. Then, just trim the tape to the tapered shape you want and bend the wire as you want it. That way it can be done in any colour you need.
The really curly ones I did by wrapping tape around a straight wire so it was tightly wound all the way down, then curled the wire around a dowel until I got the spiral I was looking for.
As far as I could tell the flowers are a fantasy one and I made them by amending a rose petal cutter until it was the shape I wanted.
Thank you all for your advice, it gives me some ideas to try:0). I really value and appreciate the help everyone so generously gives!! Have a wonderful day in the busy cake world:0).