How To Apply Ribbon Cake

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iceit4me Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 10:16pm
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I was asked to apply ribbon around the bottom edge of a wedding cake. I am wondering if I could use piping gel or gumpaste with water. Will the color of the ribbon run? Not sure what to do. Any advise would be great! TIA-Grace

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denetteb Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 1:16pm
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I haven't done this technique, but if you go to google and type in real ribbon on cake cake central a bunch of previous threads on this topic come up that should be able to help you.

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Occther Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 1:29pm
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Real or fondant ribbon? Over buttercream or fondant?

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Caths_Cakes Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 1:30pm
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it the cakes covered in fondant, just take your ribbon, wrap it taught around the cake, and attach at the back side with a dab of royal icing.

If its buttercream, then im afraid im no help, never done it before lol!

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squeaky121603 Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 4:01pm
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What works for me is to let my buttercream crust overnight or several hours and then apply my ribbon at bottom so it doesn't make the ribbon greasy I attach it in the back with royal icing and it holds really good.


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