I am doing a wedding cake in a couple of weeks that will have the criss crossing ribbons on the sides of the cake. I know I can use royal or piping gel to attach them, but I don't like the idea of it soaking through the ribbon and showing on the the front of the cake and looking splotchy. Any ideas? It will be a fondant square cake if that makes any difference. thanks
I think I remember someone on this site saying that they wet their ribbons and it sticks to the fondant with no problem.
You could probably find it by doing a search for 'attaching ribbons' in the forum.
Maybe you could attach them in a way where the ends of the ribbon are on top of the cake (so it makes a big U shape, if that makes sense) and are hidden by the tier above it.
that sounds interesting, I'll keep those ideas in mind and give them a try! thanks
I just used a little piping gel to attach my yellow ribbon on my wedding cake with the yellow roses in my gallery. You couldn't see any of the piping gell through the ribbon.
I think some people iron the back of the ribbon with waxed paper (sandwich ribbon back, then waxed paper, then plain paper or something you don't mind getting wax on), which will keep the ribbon from soakingup anything.
I have done this quite a few times, I either use double sided tape ( it is non toxic and usually comes off with the ribbon when you cut the cake ( I attach the tape to the ribbon first ) or I wet the ribbon with boiled water ( cooled ) and wring it through my fingers until it is almost dry , sometimes it take a little practice to get the right amount o dampness required. do not pull it too tight though when you aply it to the cake or it may shrink into the fondant.
Or you can use a clean small paintbrush and brush some cooled boiled water lightly where you want the ribbon to go.
All of these methods will not have any bleed through to stain the ribbon.
I hope this helps.