Comment Ivory and Blue Wedding Cake

Judit Hellebrandt ...

Beautiful cake, Jo!
I wonder what your process is when you add bands to the side of cakes.
Do you use a 50-50 mix? Do you apply the bands by hand along a pre-dotted line or use a sheet to which all applications are affixed?
Finally, did you pre-paint the bands silver or the bands get painted on the cake usually?
Sorry about all these questions but I would love to know how you achieve perfection. Thank you in advance!