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.
Thanks in advance
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...
thats neat to know flav..thanks even thou i didnt ask...im sure thats good to know
This is the posting thread on ribbons and buttercream icing
It's 2 pages worth LOL
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.
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.