I have to do a wedding cake next weekend with silk fall leaves on it and bride wants ribbon around the bottom of each layer. She does not like fondant, what kind of ribbon do I get? How do I keep buttercream from soaking thru?
Put some clear packing tape one the back of the ribbon. Trim to fit.
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have a great look. For trimming bottom of layers you don't need to put over fondant, place directly over icing
I'm probably too late to help you, but, I use grosgrain ribbon around cakes. I take the buttercream and work it into the ribbon. I get it good and soaked through and then run it under hot water to get most of the icing off. Yes, this leaves your ribbon grease soaked, but, the whole ribbon is the same color. This darkens the color of the ribbon slightly, but, it also adds a little body to the ribbon to help it stay in place.
Thank you all
good tip Joellen