Are you intrigued by cakes wrapped with bands of beautifully embossed fondant ribbon? We sure are, and we bet you are, too! But we know what you’re thinking: Making embossed fondant ribbon takes time and tools for cutting and embossing or crazy decorating skills.
Or, does it? Not if you’re using the new beautifully patterned fondant ribbon from Wilton.
The flexible 1 in. wide Wilton Fondant Ribbon is easy to apply in minutes — just unroll, cut, separate and apply with a damp brush. Not only is it easy to wrap around a cake, it’s also easy to form into loops for a bow with an amazing design. Let Emily Tatak, Assistant Culinary Specialist in the Wilton Test Kitchen, show you how easy it is to make a looped bow using the fondant ribbon.
Isn’t it great that you can roll out the ribbon to make the circle for the bow base and thin out a bit of ribbon to make the adhesive? It’s so convenient that the ribbon can be used to make the whole bow and you don’t need to open a package of fondant just for that use!
This ribbon looks great wrapped around the center of a cake layer, or wrapped at the base to add some visual interest and balance a design. You can also place the strips next to each other to make a wider design or cover the whole side of a cake! For a modern design, arrange it in rows over a square cake. No matter how you choose to use this ribbon, the ease of being able to apply it straight from the package saves you time, and who doesn’t love that?!
But there’s more to this fondant ribbon than flexibility. It’s not just easy to use, it’s also easy to color! You can color ribbon pieces in a rainbow of colors by simply brushing with Color Dust edible accents or spraying with Color Mist food color spray.
If you’re looking for a pearl effect, you can dust the ribbon with Pearl Dust edible accents for a subtle sheen. Or, paint just the raised details or all of the ribbon using lemon extract and Pearl Dust edible accents for a shimmering finish or Color Dust edible accents for a matte color effect. Even FoodWriter edible color markers can be used to color detail accents on the ribbon.
With two 50 in. pieces of 1 in. wide ribbon per package, you’ve got enough ribbon to wrap three 9 in. round cakes, two 14 in. round cakes or a three-tiered cake with an 8 in., a 10 in. and a 12 in. round tier. With three patterns to choose from — scrolls, pearls and Cornelli lace —Wilton Fondant Ribbon will be perfect for your next cake!