I made this cake two weeks before I had JJ. I thought the girl I did this for picked a very elegant look. This is actually a three tiered cake, but when I delivered it, one of the cakes was still pretty frozen and so I couldn't put it together all the way. This is one of the cakes I've probably enjoyed making the most because of how it turned out!
Ribbon: This was easier than it looks. I simply took strips of ribbon cut to the length I needed, about two to three inches long. I stuck each end of the ribbon into the cake about an inch apart. It sticks to the buttercream icing pretty well. I really didn't have a problem with it staying in place...not even the bow. It just stuck right to the frosting and didn't budge.