I am going to be doing a cake with fondant little figures and attatching them to wire so they are coming out of the cake. Last itme I attempted this the wire sunk and tipped over. What did I do wrong? What kind of wire can I use? I got some from my local cake supply and they happend to be out the next time I went in, so I went to the craft store and bought fabric coverd wire which seemed to be what I bought from the cake supply. Does this sound right? And what can I do to keep my figures from falling?
If you insert a straw into the cake, then the wire into the straw, it will help them stand up.
If the wire is too soft, you can get a heavier gauge wire in straight lengths with the floral supply stuff in a craft store.
Just adding something to JoAnn's comment...remember the lower the gauge the stronger (less flimsy) the wire ....I didn't know this LOL got home and a little bitty royal icing star weighed my wire down lol.
Have a wonderful day guys
Thanks, Christi, I always forget that one (about the gauge numbers)!
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