Why The Heck Isn't This Working???

Decorating By ranbel Updated 20 Aug 2008 , 8:06pm by KoryAK

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ranbel Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 1:17pm
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I've heard on this site that you can iron wax paper to satin/polyester ribbon to avoid the icing from discoloring the ribbon, but I can't get the ribbon to adhere to my ribbon icon_mad.gif what am I doing wrong...

I have held my iron (steam) on it until I think it is going to thru burn the ribbon and the wax paper does not melt/stick to the ribbon. I have even turned it over and put the iron directly on the wax paper and it still does nothing....what am I doing wrong here???? icon_cry.gif

Please help

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karensue Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 1:25pm
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I don't think the "waxed paper" is going to actually stick to the ribbon. As you heat the waxed paper by ironing over it (I wouldn't use steam), the wax will "melt" onto the ribbon and create a "wax film" to protect the ribbon from whatever it come into contact with.

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Hookste Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 1:35pm
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I attach clear contact paper to the ribbon and then attach with some icing. As long as completely cover the ribbon, the grease does not seep through. Good luck!

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ranbel Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 1:52pm
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Ok...I was thinking that the wax paper would completely melt onto the ribbon....that make sense now...

And I like the clear contact paper idea, that sounds really simple...

I have in the past just cut wax paper strips and put around the cake first, but that can be a pain and it is really hard to cut it just perfect...

Thank you thumbs_up.gif

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chelseafitz Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 7:15pm
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Try using freezer paper...the white paper butchers wrap their meat in. You can get it from them or buy it in a box, it should be by the plastic wrap and wax paper. Iron with low heat with the shiny side to the ribbon and it will stick.

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KoryAK Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 8:06pm
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As an (worlds easier) alternative, try just hosing it down with a little Pam first. Its not the grease thats your enemy, its the splotches.

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