Putting Satin Ribbon On Buttercream Frosted Cake.

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auntiecake Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 11:51pm
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Does anyone have solutions to keep the grease from soaking into the ribbon? Buttercream is made w/Alpine. I have tried ironing wax paper onto the back, but not enough wax to help anymore. Is stitch witchery another solution? It seems like I read this somewhere. Thanks for any help you gals havel The wedding is this weekend.

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Baker_Rose Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 1:32am
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You could just lay a strip of fondant under the ribbon. Make it a little thinner and it should be hidden behind the ribbon.


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mbark Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 1:50am
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I have used clear packing tape, sticky side is against the ribbon & slippery side against the frosting, it worked really well for the cake I did.

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tmassey5 Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 5:21pm
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I use regular old scotch tape on the back of my ribbon.

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blueirus Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 5:30pm
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Oh so glad this came up, doing a wedding cake with ribbon and never even thought that would happpen.

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Spills Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 5:35pm
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icon_biggrin.gif Nice! I have a wedding in May that I'll be attaching ribbon to buttercream covered cakes... THANK YOU for bringing this up icon_cool.gif

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shelley03 Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 9:01pm
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AI used clear contact paper behind my ribbon. The excess cut right off and not seen from the front and it held on beautifully to the buttercream!

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Jimbos76 Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 10:34pm
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I know some people would discourage the use of tape due to food safety issues but you can grease the ribbon yourself before putting it on the cake by either spraying it with Pam or using Crisco.  Then run your fingers along it to make sure the entire ribbon is covered.  The ribbon will soak up the grease and therefor will not look splotchy when put on the cake.  But keep in mind, the color of the ribbon will darken a tad from the grease so keep that in mind when choosing a color.  I hope that makes sense and helps!

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