This is just a simple 12, 9, 6 wedding cake. Last time I did a ribbon I pinned it on with pretty pins in the back of the cake but that was for a friend. i didn't want to take a chance since this was a paying customer that someone might get hurt. So I used royal icing to attach the ribbon and some soaked through. Oh well, I'll know better next time. :o) Better butterscotch cake with buttercream icing.