1. Won't the grease from my buttercream soak through the ribbon and like stain it?
2. How do I attach the ribbon in the back to make it stick?
Any feedback on buttercream cakes with ribbon is greatly appreciated!! Thank you!
I just did a square wedding cake with ribbon around the bottom of each layer. It was hard work that's for sure but it did turn out beautiful. What I learned was a very valuable lesson. I made a 2" platform for the cake using styrofoam, wrapping ribbon around and embellishing the corners. I added a piece of styrofoam the width of the ribbon and attached the ribbon to that. I should have added a piece of styrofoam between each cake board and separator plate to attach the ribbon because it sure would have made things A LOT easier and I mean A LOT. Trying to get ribbon to stick to buttercream was next to impossible and then the stick pins wouldn't keep it in place for any length of time. It took four hands but we got it done. As I said, it turned out great but next time, I'm using styrofoam -- it's light, added height and gave the ribbon (at least on the bottom layer) a solid sturdy foundation.