Ribbon

Decorating By whitecake1123 Updated 31 Aug 2015 , 3:44pm by Honey6983

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whitecake1123 Posted 29 Aug 2015 , 1:34am
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Should I wait to place ribbon on  after the icing dries?

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CoveredinGrace Posted 30 Aug 2015 , 4:13am
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Yes and you may want to go ahead and coat the back of your ribbon in a thin layer of shorteninf first so that the grease from your icing doesn't unevenly darken your ribbon leaving the ribbon looking splotchy. 

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oftheeicing Posted 30 Aug 2015 , 4:29am
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I  have found at times that with certain ribbon fabrics, shortening changes the color of the ribbon, so what I do, is take clear cellophane tape, place it on the underside of the ribbon and trim if necessary, before placing it on the cake.

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Shockolata Posted 30 Aug 2015 , 9:28am
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Or you could use a narrower ribbon just to cover the board perimeter and not the side of the icing. Whatever makes you happier! :)

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Honey6983 Posted 31 Aug 2015 , 3:44pm
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I usually buy a ribbon a shade lighter than I want (i.e. royal will end up navy) and pre-grease it so it won't be splotchy. That way, you can apply to the cake with wet or crusted buttercream. Smart idea, @oftheeicing  !  I will have to try that!!

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