I've got a cake to do tonight and I need to put satin ribbon onto fondant. what's the best way to attach?
I would like to know this as well....bump
If it going straight on fondant, wrap it around semi taut, and secure the ends with a little BC.
I start in the front of cake, find where I want it to rest and be even, and smooth it out and around to the back of the cake until it is all lined up.
A thin spread of Piping gel all over the ribbon or a very light (brushed on) line of water. Some suggest well spaced dots of royal icing.
I've never done this, but I remembered seeing a previous thread where someone said that a "dab of Royal Icing or Buttercream would be sufficient to hold it on." It was within the last week or so.
I personally wouldn't suggest you use satin ribbon but if you really want to maybe you can overlap the ends of the ribbon and use double sided tape (just at the ends).
Oh yeah...double sided tape. If you do gel or BC all along the ribbon itself, meaning, other than just at the very ends, it can warp the ribbon, or show spots.
For BC cakes, I use contact paper.
i normally just use a dab of royal icing on the back of the ribbon , only a small amount of wear its going to attach to the cake at the back, i ensure its pulled taught *obivously not TOO tight* stick it down, hold it for a second or two just to make sure its stuck.
For BC cakes, I use contact paper.[/quote]
NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND THIS, IN FACT, I'M SURE I DO NOT. LOL
You line the back of your ribbon with clean Contact paper. Keeps grease marks off, and gives it a nice stiff shape that won't warp or sag or shift once it is on cake. You trim the excess off of course. Applied to a firmly chilled cake, it is pretty much perfect looking when you apply it right.
To further explain the 'contact paper' it is what one usually uses to line cupboards. It is a plastic coated paper on one side, sticky on the other.
Oh yeah...forgot to mention that.
I remember reading before that you can iron wax paper onto the back of it so the grease doesn't seep into the ribbon.
I read this after I did a ribbon and I just put it around the cake and used bc to hold ends together.
I use piping gel on the whole ribbon.
thanks! I'm going to do it now, I'll post pics later. thanks for the tips! You all are the best!
thanks for explaining the contact paper. you all are making me smarter everyday
When i use a satin ribbon I hide the greasy marks with....more grease! Spray the whole thing with non stick spray then wipe off excess with paper towel.