thank you all for your help
wow that petal craft ribbon guide helper looks wonderful!!!!!!!
I already own that wilton guide and with wrapping the band around by hand even with the pin pricks i didnt feel it was straight enough, my cake was level, I also had previoiusly read jessi blog, but for the one strip in the middle it didnt seem to help what i needed on a 3 tier cake.
I am def buying that pc ribbon guide, it looks like that is just what i need!! thanks!!. I did see a suggestion also of freezing the rolled up cut ribbon for a minute prior to attaching and i will try that with the ribbon guide.
Thank you all for the much needed help and I am going to look at the other links, suggested when i get off work
. I really appreciate everyone.