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Looking for color safe ribbon please.

Posted by cinderella (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 13, 06 at 23:14

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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RE: Looking for color safe ribbon please.

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.

RE: Looking for color safe ribbon please.

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.

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