How Do I Shape The Wire?

Decorating By ericaann79 Updated 19 Mar 2008 , 11:46pm by icer101

ericaann79 Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 4:25pm
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I have used wire for some things on my cake, but I have a few questions...I got the floral wire, but the strongest guage I could find at Michael's was 26. It is stiff, but not strong enough for some things I do...where do you guys get the 18 guage wire? Home Depot or OSH? Also, since the wire is packaged and usually wound around something how do you shape it so perfectly? Even when I try to straighten it, it isn't perfect. I have even seen some pictures on here where the wire has been wound in spirals...I can't think of how to get it so perfect...any suggestions?

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ericaann79 Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 11:21pm
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kjt Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 11:27pm
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for the spirals, just wind it around a dowel, or pencil icon_wink.gif

icer101 Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 11:46pm
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i get my wires from cake decorating suppliers on the internet like nicholas lodge scott wooley gobal sugar art country kitchen etc they have the 18 gauge wires i hope i answered what you needed to know

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