What kind of ribbon on a cake will not absorb grease.
there are alot of threads on this, i know some put contact paper on the back and other things
I've been told to use floral ribbon because it's waterproof. No need to do anything else to the ribbon.
I've tried for a long time to figure out how to keep my ribbons from asorbing grease. With my wedding cake this past weekend, I went the opposite route and embrased the absorbsion.
I put the ribbon on the night before the wedding, using a #5 tip to zig-zag bc where the ribbon needed to go. The ribbons ended up completely aborbing the grease, and it looked just fine when I delivered it.
I know it's not the question you asked, but this was the solution I found.
I tell my brides to choose a ribbon color one hue lighter for the cake. Then when it absorbs the grease-it is the correct color.
Fondant ribbon will not absorb grease AND its food safe.
I have done alot of ribbons on cakes, just let the cake sit and crust very well. I usually let it sit overnight but at least for a few hours, then put it on. It wont absorb any grease.
I have had so many disasters with ribbon on butter cream, but this week-end I finally came up with the answer that works for me.
Take the transparent scotch tape (I use the kind that is not see-through) and put it on the back of the ribbon, making sure that one edge is right on the edge of one side of the ribbon. Cut off the excess on the other side of the tape... now the ribbon is covered and the thick tape will not allow any absorption...after three hours, the ribbon had not absorbed the grease...so it apparently works.