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post #16 of 32
What kind of ribbon?

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post #17 of 32

Thank you for replying. The ribbon that i was talking about is the one that u buy from mcalls. Its a store for cake decorating supply.  So how can i make the ribbons straight all around?.  Thank you very much

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post #18 of 32

Hi everyone.  my que. is about multiple ribbon on a cake.  the bride wants 4 ribbons. 1 medium , small medium and small.  So how can i  make them straight all around  in a perfect circle? please help.  my email. is ruwaidas@hotmail.com

Thank you. I wll be using ribbons from baking supplies.

post #19 of 32

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post #20 of 32

One way to ensure that the ribbon sits straight around the cake - is to ensure that the sides of the cake are vertical, smooth - free from bumps or bulges.

 

Sometimes you may find that fondant or buttercream can be thicker at the bottom of the cake than the top, but you can rectify this problem by doing the following:

 

Fondant - rotate the cake on a turntable between two flat edge smoothers pushing upwards for a more even distribution of fondant - to ensure the sides are vertical.

 

Buttercream rotate cake on a turntable, and with a side scraper or palette knife - apply more pressure from the bottom of the cake upwards - to remove or redistribute the excess buttercream towards the top edge of the cake - to ensure the sides are vertical

 

Hope this helps!

post #21 of 32

Thank you very much for your help. it infor. really helps, but what about the other ribbons. is there any tool that i can use to make them straight all around? the pic of the cake i posted it last week. at the top at the page, three tiered cake with ribbons all around and magnolia flower.  plz help. thank you.icon_biggrin.gif

post #22 of 32

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post #23 of 32
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Thank you very much for your help. it infor. really helps, but what about the other ribbons. is there any tool that i can use to make them straight all around? the pic of the cake i posted it last week. at the top at the page, three tiered cake with ribbons all around and magnolia flower.  plz help. thank you.icon_biggrin.gif

Hi ruwaida5

 

Where do I find the picture of the three tiered cake with ribbons all around and magnolia flower - that you posted last week? I have checked  this post and your photo albums, but with no results. Are there multiple ribbons on EACH tier of the cake?

Margaret393

post #24 of 32

Thank you very much Margaret.  Sorry you couldnt find the pic.  I will post it on profile.

post #25 of 32

That cake was just sample i didnt do it but the bride want it the same thing. i think its already in my profile click on photoes. and it also went in the cake central newest cakes{gallery}. Thank you Margaret

post #26 of 32

Hi ruwaida5

 

Thanks for posting the cake again - its beautiful!

 

To ensure that the ribbons are even around the cake is - before you begin, make sure that the sides are the cake are VERTICAL from the bottom upwards! Note how NEAT and STRAIGHT the sides are on your SAMPLE cake.  

 

When you have the first ribbon on, measure the exact distance above this one - where you want to position the second one - marking the fondant around the sides of the cake at intervals, with a cake scriber or an edible ink pen. This should help to keep the line space between the ribbons STRAIGHT.

 

Repeat this step with the 3rd and 4th ribbon - ensure all joins are facing in the one direction at the back of the cake

 

The other option would be to use a wider black ribbon, and position the narrow white one over the the black one - to give a similar effect.

 

Good luck with the challenge!

 

Hope this helps!

Margaret393

post #27 of 32

Oh my Thank you very much margaret. this really hepls alot, either i have to find the cake scriber coz it will be easy for me. i dont know where i will find it. If i didnt find it i will go with wider ribbon and small cream colour ribbons. Thank you very much. God bless you.

post #28 of 32

PS

 

Its me again! I had a closer look at your SAMPLE cake ( enlarged the picture) I could be wrong but the black ribbon may be made with FONDANT STRIPS on buttercream. The ribbon appears to have very MATT finish. I wonder what other posters might think about this possibility? 

 

IF the strips are made from fondant  - roll out the fondant between 2 spacers, to ensure even thickness. Cut into strips then , preferably using a ribbon cutter for best results. I just know the Wilton brand as I happen to have this one. You will find some good tutorials on line - if you Google a demo on -" how to use a ribbon cutter"  Alternatively improvise with a ruler, if you don't a have a ribbon cutter - rather than guess work with the widths. Place the strips around cake - measuring the space required between each - to maintain a straight line.

 

If you don't have cake scriber or edible pen - use a cocktail stick to mark out the position for the ribbon.

 

Hope this helps!

Margaret393


Edited by Margaret393 - 3/21/13 at 11:22am
post #29 of 32

Its me.  About the cake, yes it looks like butter cream frosting, I wondered also if it was ribbons or foundat.  But either way i will make it with foundat and real ribbons, i dont know how it will turned out, God help me.  I checked the cake scriber on line i saw one website its in london, coz its in pounds.  I like that very much instead using  pin scriber.  The one i was talking about has a wheel where you turn the cake and it makes line all around the cake, and its adjustable, you can move it up and down. If you know about this tool where they sale it here. I live in Canada. Please inform me.  Thank you again for your help.

post #30 of 32

Hi ruwaida

 

Would this cake marker by Wilton be the type of  tool that you have been looking for? It has an adjustable guide - to mark straight lines around the cake. You can buy it online from  www.wilton.com The price is €5.99 plus shipping costs and the good news is that Wilton ship to Canada. Hope this helps!

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