Special Preparation For Real Ribbon Around Buttercream?

Decorating By CakesbyCarla Updated 22 May 2010 , 2:57am by mamawrobin

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CakesbyCarla Posted 22 May 2010 , 1:12am
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Any advice about putting real ribbon around a buttercream cake?

I don't have a choice about it, the bride has a specific ribbon she wants to use. When I get my hands on a swatch of it, I plan to test it on crusted buttercream and see if it gets any oily patches on it.

Just to cover my bases, I'd like to know any tips or ideas any of you have to prevent any shortening from seeping through, in case it is a problem.

Thanks for the help!

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mamawrobin Posted 22 May 2010 , 2:57am
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Cut a piece of wax paper the exact size of your ribbon and put the wax paper between your ribbon and your cake. If someone requets real ribbon I always do this because it isn't considered food safe plus who wants an oily ribbon. icon_lol.gif

Some say that you can iron the wax paper onto the ribbon but iron is a four letter word so I don't do that myself. Mine stays in place just fine w/o ironing it on.

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