Help!-Tips On Using Ribbon With Bc

Decorating By michellesArt Updated 28 Feb 2009 , 5:32pm by Cinderina

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michellesArt Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 3:18pm
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i know i've seen discussions on this but no matter how much i search i'm not geting what i'm looking for. so i want to use a ribbon on buttercream icing and i know that it could bleed through some i'm wondering if anyone has helpful tips/techniques on doing this? (cake is due later today-lady already came to pick up 2 hours early! why do you say pick up at such and such a time anyway?!?!) thanks for the help icon_smile.gif

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sharon57 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:19pm
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I just sprayed the ribbon with pam and wiped off the excess.

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dixiepixie0634 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:30pm
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When I have applied ribbon to buttercreme I let the buttercreme crust and then use a very thin layer of piping gel between it and the frosting. The piping gel can be thinned with a very little bit of vodka.

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Cinderina Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:32pm
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If the ribbon is waterproof you won't have a problem. I also read here on CC to iron the back of the ribbon with waxed paper. The wax acts as a barrier between the icing and the ribbon. I haven't tried that yet. My ribbon has been waterproof. HTH

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