Placing A Horizontal Fondant Stripe On A Cake???

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 6 Jul 2009 , 10:34pm by Rylan

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Mikel79 Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:43pm
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Hi All!!

I have seen many cakes that have fondant ribbon in the MIDDLE of the cake instead of the bottome edges of the cakes. It looks amazing. However, I was wondering how this can be done. What is the trick on getting the ribbon perfectly center. How is the fondant able to stay in the middle of the BUTTERCREAM iced cake without falling off?? When I make fondant decorations, I have to make them thin, because I have had them fall off my BUTTERCREAM iced cakes before due to the weight. The fondant ribbons I seen on BUTTERCREAM iced cakes look like they are on the thick side.

Any tips is appreciated...


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Doug Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:55pm
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did similar once...

fondant ribbon allowed to stiffen a bit then brushed w/ water on back.

cake premeasured.....take ruler, stand it up next to cake...make many little dots with tooth pick at the BOTTOM edge of where you want the ribbon to be. by doing bottom edge much more easily hidden by the ribbon.

get down to eye level of dots (or raise cake up to eye level) and

lay on mcduff.

extra hint -- cut a think piece of cardboard the exact height you want bottom edge of ribbon to be and use that to also help push into place.

make ribbon thin like you already do your other decorations.

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Rylan Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 10:34pm
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Don't forget to roll the ribbon like a tape, it works great.

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