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How to attach ribbon to the sides of cakeboard?

post #1 of 23
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Hi all!!

i'm covering a cakeboard with fondant and would like to cover the sides of the board with some pretty ribbon? any suggestions on what's the best method??

I read somewhere that I could use "double sided tape" on the ribbon, but is that really enough? Will the tape stick to the fabric ribbon??

Thanks in advance!!
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post #2 of 23
Just use a glue stick, we call them Pritt Stick in the UK. Hope you know what I mean!
post #3 of 23
Yeah a glue stick or craft glue. I use the foil covered drums and the ribbon adheres perfectly.

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post #4 of 23
I use Zots (glue dots found in the scrapbooking section).
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post #5 of 23
I sometimes use a hot glue gun but I've used double sided tape many times and it's always worked fine.
post #6 of 23
I use Tacky Glue.
post #7 of 23
Hot Glue from a low temp glue gun. Ive tried those zots, but theyre kind of fickle, and they leave a bump, I must not be using them right. lol

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post #8 of 23
I second the double stick tape. I use it exclusively and have gotten many compliments from judges (at cake competitions) about the ribbon on the edge of my cake drums.

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post #9 of 23
I've used them all. Glue dots, hot glue, and double sided tape. They all work. It just depends on the type of ribbon I'm using as to which method I use. The easiest is the double sided tape.

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post #10 of 23
Hot glue.
post #11 of 23
Hot glue.
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for your great responses everyone!!!! icon_smile.gif

I went ahead and used the double side tape and it worked great! Though I'm not too happy about the fact that the sides on the foil covered drum aren't perfectly smooth, hence the ribbon doesn't look totally smotth, see what I mean in the picture:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2278800/chocolate-paw-print

Thanks again for your help, you're life savers as usual!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by kisamarie

Hot Glue from a low temp glue gun. Ive tried those zots, but theyre kind of fickle, and they leave a bump, I must not be using them right. lol



There are 2 kinds of Zots, thick and thin. I buy the thinnist ones. If the dot is too big for board/ribbon, just cut it in half while still covered on both sides with the backing. They can leave a bump, I usually attach some dots around the edge then run the ribbon around, not pressing too hard so it sticks but doesn't get bumpy.
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post #14 of 23
To get the sides of your cake board smoother just press them against a hard surface. It will make it look much better.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by MKC

To get the sides of your cake board smoother just press them against a hard surface. It will make it look much better.



Great idea!! Thanks MKC I'll try it next time! icon_smile.gif
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