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I am having issues with putting fondant ribbons on tiered cakes. My ribbons always seem to buckle. Does anyone have any tips to help me get a smooth looking ribbon???
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Roll and cut out your length of ribbon . Dust it, then LIGHTLY roll it up. Mist where you want the ribbon to be on the cake then unroll the ribbon into place.
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Thanks, I'm gonna try this and see if I get better results!
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I used to make my ribbons out of fondant but they always came out kind of floppy looking. I think gum paste is the way to go. It dries much harder and will keep its shape. I would also do it a couple days ahead to give it time to hold its shape
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Hmmm - i'm not one for ribbon on cakes - i always make my ribbon from the same fondant as the cake -
It sits smoother against the cake - and doesn't make the cake look *stop-start-stop-start* ............iykwim.
If brides want a different colour to the actual cake then i colour match a little bit of fondant for them.

IMO it just gives a cleaner line to the cake..... but then i have never been one for satin ribbon icon_razz.gif - always reminds me of something from back in the 60's.

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umm Bluehue.... your blonde roots are showing PETAL !
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A sense of humour is a wonderful thing  - without laughter, the world is a SUPER boring place

PS..... only smart people can read truly WITTY comments and chuckle instead of getting all miffed

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umm Bluehue.... your blonde roots are showing PETAL !
Read the original post again icon_wink.gif

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But point taken PAM

TAKE TWO ....

Roll your fondant out - allow to sit for 5 minutes

Cut strip of fondant to the length that you need

Run your finger gently over the edges to make sure they are smooth.

Allow to sit for another 2 - 3 minutes for the edges to firm.

Then carefully lift one end and start rolling your strip up.

Lightly brush the base of your cake LIGHTLY with either sugar glue or water

Starting at the back of the cake - unroll your fondant as you move around your cake.

When finished - smooth over fondant ribbon with a small smoother or gently with your finger.

Voula - Your perfectly placed fondant ribbon...


AND I STILL HATE SATIN RIBBON ON CAKES - icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
post #8 of 8

I use modeling chocolate to make bows and ribbons. I find that it works much better than fondant. I can roll it out super thin and it does not require loads of drying time like fondant and gumpaste do.

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from Kristen at Wicked Goodies http://www.wickedgoodies.net <<blog, tutorials, tips, and videos on baking, cake construction, cake decorating, and modeling chocolate.  

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