Jump to content

Cake Ribbon question?

Recommended Posts

Just wondering if any of the ladies know how much ribbon would be required for a simple 2 layer cake? I'm going to assume it'll be a fairly small cake since it will feed up to 24 guests. The reason I ask is because I want to add crystal banding but it's about $75/yd.eek.gif Also, what size ribbon looks good? Should it be 1/2", 3/4", or 1" or largerhuh.gif I know how to eat cake not to decorate it!

Here's a pic of what I would like my cake to look like

Click the image to open in full size.

Any suggestions?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't have any advice on the amount you need, but I can tell you that having a ribbon made for a funny time while cutting the cake. We obviously couldn't cut through the ribbon and I couldn't get the knife under the piece of cake we cut to pull it out! Everyone was like, you can't cut a cake? It took like a full minute which felt like an eternity. Too funny! Anyway, just thought I'd give you a heads up!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

if you want to err on the side of caution, a 12x18 cake should making about 54 servings (if you slice them 2x2). for this you would need about 6 ft. of ribbon (just to make sure you have enough).


in terms of the look, if you want it to be the same width as the ribbon in your picture, i'd say at least 1 1/2 in. if not 2. if your cake is only one layer though (the ones in your picture are two) you can cut that width in half so it's more proportioned.


i hope that makes sense!! if you are planning on doing your own cake or have anything you need help with, let me know! i have a small cake decorating business on the side and i've been working with ribbon on cakes for a while.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors

    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • [URL=https://meettomy.site]Prettys Girls in your city[/URL]
    • Hi everyone! I have been doing lots of research on various wedding venues all around Mexico, my fiance wants a destination wedding and I am happy to have a wedding wherever so long as the vibe is right and guests are happy!  I have been seriously looking at Cabo Azul and was trying to find potential costs for them, but only found a page about their wedding costs from 2010. Does anyone have any updated information on costs / reviews they would like to share of this venue? Or advice in general, anything helps. Thanks so much, happy wedding planning to all!
    • Hello everyone, I am dreaming of a wedding in Costa Rica and was wondering if I could get any help with venues and wedding planners. I am thinking Tamarindo because a close friend of mine lives there and I've been in town more than a couple of times, she's being helpful but is at a loss when it comes to this subject really so I was wondering if anyone here had recommendations. I am not closed to other town suggestions either, if I happen to find a good place and staff somewhere else. These are the places I have so far, has anyone had any experience with any of them?  Stay In Tamarindo Luxury Villas in Costa Rica Luxury Villas Pinilla Tropical Homes of Costa Rica The Point Luxury Villa Thank you so much for your help!
    • Have you ever considered having a wedding inside a bubble? With the current global situation, many couples are looking for unique and creative ways to celebrate their special day while keeping their guests safe. A wedding inside a bubble could provide a whimsical and intimate setting for your ceremony and reception. Imagine saying your vows surrounded by a beautiful bubble filled with twinkling lights and flowers, creating a magical atmosphere for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
    • Adult only resort or not? Let's discuss the pros and cons of choosing an adult-only resort for your honeymoon. While some couples may appreciate the peace and quiet that comes with an adults-only environment, others may prefer a more family-friendly atmosphere. What are your thoughts on this? Have you had any experiences at adult-only resorts that you'd like to share? Let's hear your opinions and recommendations!
  • Topics

  • Create New...