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What is the trick to putting ribbon on a cake.

post #1 of 32
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Hi everyone....It's been a minute. Hope everyone is well! I want to make a cake for my mother and I want to put a ribbon around it. I don't see information yet on how to do this. Can someone help me out?

TIA

Bridgitte'
post #2 of 32
I know there are probably posts, but I know it can be hard to use the search feature - LOL! Cut the ribbon as long as you need it, use a small rolling pin/fondant roller/anything cylindrical like that and roll the ribbon onto that (wrapping straight around it if that makes sense), then place the end where you want the ribbon to start and roll/unwind it onto the cake where you want it! It may take a few tries to perfect it, but it's a fairly simple technique to place ribbon. HTH!
post #3 of 32
If I am placing ribbon on a cake with buttercream frosting, I will use double stick tape and wax or parchment paper. I just stick the tape onto the paper and then lay the ribbon down onto the tape. I then just trim the paper on each edge of the ribbon. I then roll the ribbon paper side out and secure with a straight pin until I am ready to unroll and place it onto the cake.
post #4 of 32
To prevent marring of the frosting, and having to shift it around, I do it very differently than the way described above. I start with a very chilled cake, and find the middle of the ribbon (between the two cut ends, I mean). I attach the middle of the ribbon to the very front of the middle of the tier it is going on. And work around to the back on both sides at the same time. This ensures that there isn't any shifting or creeping up in areas if you apply it starting at the end, and working around in one direction only.
post #5 of 32
if you don't want it to absorb the grease than iron some wax paper to the back of it.
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post #6 of 32
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and based on the way all of you apply your ribbons...it will just stick? nothing else is necessary? Hmph...seems fairly easy.
post #7 of 32
If it's BC, it should grip right in. I line mine with clear contact paper on the back to make it very stiff, and not sage or look crumpled when BC soaks into it. I don't use a crusting BC (except in rare occasions), so I have to watch for it. On fondant, a small dab of stragetically placed piping gel or royal icing will work in areas.
post #8 of 32
im curious....how does the ribbon stay put.....should it be secured with something?
post #9 of 32
k - I'm a dork, just assumed you meant fondant ribbon, LOL!!
post #10 of 32
Oh yeah, fondant ribbon, I do it like you described for sure Renae...lol, I assumed we were talking about real ribbon! Lol!
post #11 of 32
Thread Starter 
and based on the way all of you apply your ribbons...it will just stick? nothing else is necessary? Hmph...seems fairly easy.
post #12 of 32
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the confusion...I was talking about applying a real ribbon to the cake.

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Originally Posted by adorablemomof3

Hi everyone....It's been a minute. Hope everyone is well! I want to make a cake for my mother and I want to put a ribbon around it. I don't see information yet on how to do this. Can someone help me out?

TIA

Bridgitte'
post #13 of 32
Real ribbon can absorb grease from BC so you have to either line it with wax paper or packing tape, or choose a ribbon a shade lighter and grease it with crisco. I just did the second version on a wedding cake. Rub crisco into it and it will discolor evenly.
post #14 of 32
I don't like using ribbons on cake unless it is food safe. If you want to use it, overlap the ribbons and stick double sided tape on the ends.
post #15 of 32

Hi. i really need some help please.  The bride wants multiple ribbons on a foudant cake one small, medium and small. hope u understand me. So my que. is how can i make them staight all alround. All the ribbons are 4 ribbons in one cake. I will really appreciate your help.  My email. ruwaidas1@hotmail.com.  PLEASE HELP.  

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