Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Now, don't get me wrong, I spent a lot of time getting that buttercream as smooth as glass, and placing all of those dragees on the cake didn't happen by itself. But other than that, it's just some simple ribbon that bride brought to me and a plastic monogram that they bought.
I will give you my secret tips regarding ribbon and those pre-purchased monogram toppers though, but you can't tell anyone, OK? LOL!!
When I use "real" ribbon on a cake, I always make 2 (or sometimes 3) passes around the cake with it. A single layer of ribbon will begin to show the buttercream through it and look messy or even greasy. The second layer of ribbon makes all the difference!
And for those monograms, the little legs they provide for you to stick in the cake are never long enough for me, especially if you are sticking them into a small floral bouquet sitting on top of the cake. So in my traveling cake kit I keep skewers and floral tape so that I can extend them out enough to suit me.