Ribbon on Buttercream??

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Im making a buttercream wedding cake and I am planning on adding a silk ribbon for the border. Im worried though about oil soaking into it. Is there any tips to prevent this?? :)

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Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

I was just reading the post below that said how to attach ribbon to fondant, and there are a couple of answers on there about attaching ribbon to buttercream.

Steel Penny Cakes, Elysia Smith ...

I use satin ribbon on my buttercream cakes quite often. The grease from the buttercream does darken the ribbon. I do inform the brides about this when trying to match their colors as close as possible. I usually try and go a shade lighter to allow for the color darkening when choosing a color. I’m not sure how to prevent this, but have never had a problem or complaint when doing it directly on the cake. I use a crusting buttercream, so when it comes time to cut, the ribbon just comes right off.

Raewyn Read Cake Design ...

Hi AmyLyn…I think there is some info here that will help you :) x

LOCD ...

I put the ribbon in a bowl of oil and take off the excess that way the oil from the buttercream doesn’t make spots on it. Where the ends of the ribbon meet I just put a dab of buttercream to hold it together. Hope that helps!

ButtonSweets ...

I put clear tape on the back of any ribbon I use on buttercream that way the oil won’t soak through or even come into contact with the ribbon.