Help Please

Decorating By naubin Updated 6 May 2015 , 8:45am by naubin

naubin Posted 28 Apr 2015 , 11:16am
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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

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naubin Posted 28 Apr 2015 , 11:17am
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I am not sure where my picture went???

naubin Posted 28 Apr 2015 , 11:28am
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Frank68 Posted 28 Apr 2015 , 12:25pm
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Can't see the pic Naubin, try again :/ 

naubin Posted 28 Apr 2015 , 10:19pm
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naubin Posted 28 Apr 2015 , 10:20pm
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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??

bubs1stbirthday Posted 28 Apr 2015 , 10:35pm
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I think the only way around this problem is to paste the photo into your gallery then copy and paste to here. 

-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2015 , 11:12pm
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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?

naubin Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 12:41am
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Wedding cake Design

naubin Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 10:26am
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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!!


Frank68 Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 12:09pm
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naubin - please post back on your success of doing that with a ribbon. I'd be interested in the technique, looks nice :) 

BakerBlackCat Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 6:59pm
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Wondering if that's just bear grass instead of ribbon?


imagenthatnj Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 7:03pm
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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!

SunshineBaker Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 8:02pm
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I don't think it is fondant.  It is either ribbon or some other type of "fiber" that can be curled.

imagenthatnj Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 8:24pm
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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.

naubin Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 12:30pm
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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:)


yortma Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 12:45pm
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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

yortma Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 12:48pm
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SunshineBaker Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 1:46pm
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@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.

-K8memphis Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 1:52pm
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brilliant, yortma

Lizzybug78 Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 1:56pm
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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. 

Hth  :) 

naubin Posted 6 May 2015 , 8:45am
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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).  

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