To even up the width of fondant ribbons after they've been applied, start by cutting them a little wider than you want them to be when they finish. For example, if you want a 1" ribbon, cut them to be about 1 1/4" wide.
If the color of the fondant has bled onto the icing underneath you can scrape it off using a spatula. If the icing softens up too much and the color is smearing you should put the cake back in the fridge until it hardens up again before doing this.
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