Decorating By cupcakequeen Updated 4 May 2005 , 5:27am by tcturtleshell

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cupcakequeen Posted 3 May 2005 , 5:06am
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Hi all,
I know there was posting a while back about someone asking what type of ribbon to use for a cake that would not soak up the "grease" from buttercream. If anyone remembers it or had suggestions, could you please repost? I'd like to wrap a white or off white ribbon for a wedding cake that I am doing.

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flayvurdfun Posted 3 May 2005 , 7:19am
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I think you need to get a hold of Tcturtleshell.... I think it had something to do with her.... I am sure she can help you.... I also heard, here on Cakecentral, that you can iron the ribbon with wax paper and it will not pick up grease...

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lastingmoments Posted 3 May 2005 , 7:32am
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thats neat to know flav..thanks even thou i didnt ask...im sure thats good to know

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gotcake Posted 3 May 2005 , 12:03pm
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This is the posting thread on ribbons and buttercream icing
It's 2 pages worth LOL icon_wink.gif

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m0use Posted 3 May 2005 , 12:16pm
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You can also do a test run on the ribbon (squirrelycakes told this to someone else) by taking a small piece of the ribbon, putting a spoonful of the icing that you will be using and see how long it takes to before you see any grease come through.
To iron with the wax paper you layer a towel, ribbon, wax paper, and then another towel, and use a nice warm iron.
Other people have used clear contact paper, or sugarcraft apparently sells a tool that goes between the ribbon and the cake to protect the ribbon.

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tcturtleshell Posted 4 May 2005 , 5:27am
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The ironing was because the ribbon for the wedding cake I made had glitter on it. That's what the bride insisted on having on her cake. Ironing was so the glitter wouldn't fall off onto the cake. My opinion would be that BC would make grease stains on any type of ribbon if left on for a long period of time. This cake had mesh ribbon w/ glitter on it so no worries about grease stains.

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