Looking for color safe ribbon please.

CinderellaMarch 13, 2006

My future DIL has asked me to post this to see if anyone can help us find what we need. Here is her question:

I have a favor to ask. I need to find out what type of ribbon to buy to give to my cake lady for our cake. She said she needs a type of ribbon that won't bleed onto the cake icing (red ribbon on white icing). I've been searching online looking for an answer, but thought maybe you could post a message on a few of the forums that you visit and see if anyone knows anything. My mom and I asked at Michael's on Sat. and they didn't know anything. I'd like to use a claret red satin ribbon about 1 1/2 - 2 inches wide.Thanks!

Any help will be appreciated.

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sweet_pea10

I have seen ribon used on cakes often in the last year or so and none of them have bled. Have you tried purchasing a small piece of the ribbon of your choice and experimenting with it at home? I believe that the satin ribbon is better to use than the grosgrain type, which definitely bleeds.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 8:30AM
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talley_sue_nyc

the ribbon that *will* bleed is usually the papery ribbon.

Any decent fabric ribbon shouldn't bleed onto the cake. Or, if it does (test it first, maybe w/ butter or something), you might be able to eliminate that w/ prewashing.

If you want to splurge, call the folks at MasterstrokeCanada (which is the main ribbon source for Martha Stewart Weddings) and order your ribbon fromthem; i hear the folks there are real nice, and they'll be able to tell you whether you'll have a problem w/the ones they sell.
http://www.masterstrokecanada.com/
866-249-7677

    Bookmark   March 17, 2006 at 12:15PM
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