I have seen several topsy/turvy or even stacked cakes that have wires coming out of the top that look like they "boing" Does anyone know what kind of wire that is being used? And where do I get it?
I believe that most people use the jewelry wire that you can get at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. They also usually put a straw in the cake and then put the end of the wire in the straw so the weight of the wire and beads or whatever is on the wire will not pull out of the cake.
I saw on Duff's website the he uses 16 gage stainless steel wire, they said that you can find it at most hardware stores.
Great tip with the straws jibbies, I was wondering how you would put them into the cake.
I'm glad to know about using the straws. Some of the wires are curved into several curls with something attached to the end. How do you make several curls so smoothly without any sharp/oddball kinks? Any secret to that?
Duff uses pliers to shape his wires.
I've done the wire thing on a couple of my cakes...just used regular wire I got from a craft store...I must try the straw tip, great idea!!!.
Glad to be able to help!
Heres a cake I did and made "fireworks", each cluster is put in a straw to hold it.
if you go to the jewelry/bead section at walmart or michael, they have a pack of different kinds of pliers. i think it's a 3pk. i use 16 gauge jewelry wire an then when i stick them in the cake, i insert them in coffee stirrers. hth!