Real Ribbon Around Bottom Of Wedding Cake Tiers

Decorating By CakesbyCarla Updated 18 May 2010 , 2:14am by leah_s

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CakesbyCarla Posted 18 May 2010 , 12:32am
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I have my first wedding cake coming up. I have a question for those of you that have done stacked cakes before.

The bride wants ribbon (real) around the bottom of each tier (all buttercream BTW). Now here are my questions (keep in mind I'll need to drive this cake about 40 miles).

1) Do you stack the cakes and drive them stacked?
2) Or keep cakes separated and stack on site?
3) Do you put the ribbon on before stacking or after? I was thinking after but want your thoughts.

Any suggestions you have for this sort of cake is appreciated. Thanks!

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indydebi Posted 18 May 2010 , 12:47am
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You can deliver them either way. I delivered all of my cakes unassembled for decades before I go brave enough to deliver a pre-stacked cake (and due to design, it as a Have-To case), and my first pre-stacked cake was just a couple of years ago.

If it's your first one, I recommend you do assembly at the venue.

I recommend ribbon being added after assembly. I think it just looks better.

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CakesbyCarla Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:54am
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Thanks for your help. That was the direction I was leaning, but wanted to know what you veterans thought. Thank you!

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leah_s Posted 18 May 2010 , 2:14am
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I do sort of half and half. I'll assemble the bottom 2 or 3 tiers using SPS and put on the fondant ribbon. (I won't use real ribbon.) Then I put on the top tiers and add the ribbon.

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