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post #16 of 27
You can de-wire ribbon! I used to hate it too before I figured this out and now it's great because sometimes you can only find the color/size you need in wired. Cut the size piece you need, and just pull each wire out gently with pliers. If the piece is long, you may have to futz with it a bit: hold the wire with the pliers in your right hand, scrunch the ribbon down the wire a few inches then move that scrunch down, down, down until it's freed off the back end. Repeat.
post #17 of 27
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Ahhhhh, good suggestions! I'll check on the acetate paper. When de-wiring, do you do both sides or just the top edge?
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by Pebbles1727

Have the ribbon, it was left at my door this morning. It is 1.5 inches, thin silk with wired edges, not 1 inch satin with unwired edges as requested. It is going to be a pain to wrap around the cake and i'm afraid it will soak oil from buttercream too quickly. Have to figure out how to make it work...
Thanks you all



You can usually just pull the wires out. I do it all the time.

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post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Pebbles1727

Have the ribbon, it was left at my door this morning. It is 1.5 inches, thin silk with wired edges, not 1 inch satin with unwired edges as requested. It is going to be a pain to wrap around the cake and i'm afraid it will soak oil from buttercream too quickly. Have to figure out how to make it work...
Thanks you all



silk is definitely going to get greasy...and i've tried do so something on the back of those ribbons, it just messes up. do a test before you even try to do it on the cake. sorry they are uncooperative :p
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post #20 of 27
Just spray the whole ribbon down with Pam before you add it to the cake. It will get a little bit darker, but it will be even and not splotchy.

Pebbles: de-wire both sides.
post #21 of 27
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Just spray the whole ribbon down with Pam before you add it to the cake. It will get a little bit darker, but it will be even and not splotchy.



Love it!!!! Just grease that thing before putting it on a cake so it will look even. Why didn't I think of that ?! thumbs_up.gif
post #22 of 27
I also find that the oil helps it to stick to the cake, no extra icing or anything required. Just remember in the future to tell brides that you have to treat the ribbon and it will end up a shade darker, so that way they pick out a ribbon slightly lighter than they are looking for.
post #23 of 27
what I do is put a thinner strip of WAX paper on back side of ribbon and seal ribbon on the wax paper , with a tiny bit of piping gel on ends and in middle(very little to smear on so no smudging shows), THEN I wrap ribbon around cake and seal the wax paper to cake with a little piping gel smeared on, all around to stick or in little areas,,just so it seals..It works great for me and no ribbon touching cake hardly nor dampness seaping through ribbon.
post #24 of 27
yep, de-wire and pre-grease. Also, you may have to wrap twice. Once you pull that ribbon off the roll, it will not look the same bold color as it does on the roll. I've had to do it before- I think I had to triple wrap to get the desired color.
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post #25 of 27
I would still go with the fondant. I trust it more and think it is less hassle. Cutting and pulling out the wire and worrying about the grease....ugh. I would tell the bride it is just not what you were expecting and the date is so late that you just have to use your best judgement.

But you make your decision! I know it will be a great cake since you are putting so much time and effort into it!
post #26 of 27
Fondant ribbon. Much easier.
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks you all for the input! I'm grateful for all the nice tips on using a ribbon, but for this one I'm going with fondant ribbon. All in all, it was more important to the bride to keep 1 inch requirement rather than the ribbon.
Thanks again, P
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