|Tied together in back.|
As an aside, to attach raffia around cake tiers, just overlap the ends of the strand, then tie them together with another piece of raffia. For a different look, you could also tie the raffia into a bow. Also, don't cheap out and get the ratty raffia that comes in a wadded up bag. Buy the nicer stuff that comes in a longer bag, since it looks prettier and doesn't need to be stretched out and relaxed before it's put on the cake.
Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, custom wedding cakes in Richmond VA