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Putting Satin Ribbon on a Wedding Cake...HELP PLEASE!!!

post #1 of 12
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Hi. I have not been in the forums in a while...always busy making cakes!!!

Anyways, I have a wedding cake for this weekend and the bride wants pink satin ribbon around the bottom of each tier.

What is the best way to put it on without it staining the ribbon? Also how do you get the ribbon to stick to the cake?

Any advice would be great!!! Thanks a bunch!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 12
What are you covering the cake with - fondant or icing? It will make a difference with how you prepare the ribbon before placing it on the cake.
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post #3 of 12
for a fondant cake i just wrap the satin around the cake and stick with a small piece of clear tape.

for buttercream you can cut out fondant the size of the ribbon and use as a backing to the satin ribbon so it doesn't get greasy.

hope this helps.
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post #4 of 12
i added contact paper to the backs of the satin ribbon i put on the wedding cake i made. didnt really work the ribbon on the bottom tier had a border on it so it started getting grease stained. the top two ribbons did ok. i read somehwere were i think someone rubbed oil on the ribbons so you couldnt tell if they started soaking up the grease. i attached mine wiht doudle sided tape. this was an all BC cake
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post #5 of 12
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It is all buttercream and it will have a border piped around the bottom of the ribbon.

Do you use vegetable oil? Does this stain the ribbon all over befor you put it on so you can not tell if the grease stains it?

Any other advice?
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Originally Posted by traci

It is all buttercream and it will have a border piped around the bottom of the ribbon.

Do you use vegetable oil? Does this stain the ribbon all over befor you put it on so you can not tell if the grease stains it?

Any other advice?



i think ther person just used regular veg oil so stain the whole thing so you couldnt tell that it was getting grease stains. it will darken the ribbon a little
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post #7 of 12
i did this for my friend's wedding cake a couple of years ago. i just ran a piece of scotch tape on the back of the ribbon. worked like a dream!
post #8 of 12
I had to do one with a ribbon and a border, and I couldn't pre-stain the ribbon because it changed the color too much, so I piped the border caaaareeffully a bit away from the ribbon--it wasn't my ideal solution, but there was a string of silver beads that we laid between the border and the ribbon, so it worked.

Another idea would be to do the border in royal icing...no bc to stain the ribbon. Or tell the bride, you can have ribbon, or bc border, but not both. icon_wink.gif

I always put a strip of waxed paper, cut exactly the same width to slightly less the width of the ribbon, and put that between cake and ribbon.

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post #9 of 12
if using buttercream iron your piece of ribbion onto a piece of waxed paper the exact same size..this way the grease wont soak in then you can attach with buttercream. if the waxed paper isnt sticking you can use a glue stick on the ends (just a little) to help it stick.
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post #10 of 12
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I am thinking the oil stain might do it. I cut a piece of the satin ribbon rubbed it with oil and it did not change the color enough to matter.

Will the oil cause problems with the ribbon wanting to stick to the buttercream?

Thanks!
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post #11 of 12
I just did it yesterday!

I used some Crisco on my fingers and ran the ribbon through my fingers until it was lightly coated. Then I wiped it with a paper towel to remove any extra grease. I attached it to the cake with a dot of royal icing at the seam in the back. It stayed fine, did not show any grease and did not change the color much at all.

Good luck!
post #12 of 12
hi

you could fisrt put warterproof ribbon on the cake and over the satin ribbon.

hope this helps!
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