What Are These And Where Do I Find Them?

Decorating By Vistacsigirl Updated 26 May 2008 , 9:18pm by terrylee

Vistacsigirl Posted 26 May 2008 , 12:55am
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I am trying to find the things that are used for baubles. Almost looks like wires. Where can I find them and what are they? Hopefully someone knows what Im talking about.

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CharmingConfections Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:51am
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Can you post a picture of what you are refering to?
I have several photos using floral picks (to attach shooting stars)... is that what you mean?

Vistacsigirl Posted 26 May 2008 , 4:03am
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Yes. here is a picture of someone elses. I looked everywhere at Michaels today and coudnt find them. Im guessing thier not in the cake section.
BTW this site is great. Ive been making cakes for family and as a hobby for a couple of years but I swear Ive learned more in the last week than I have in the last two years.

Amia Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:31am
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That is floral wire and it is not in the cake section. I can't remember the exact aisle, but ask at Michael's and they can point you in the right direction. At my Michael's it's on the opposite side of the store from the cake section. When you buy it, remember that the lower the gauge number is, the thicker the wire is (i.e. 18 gauge wire is stronger and thicker than 28 gauge wire). Thicker wire will support more weight.

Texas_Rose Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:34am
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They have it at Walmart too in the floral section.

So that the wires don't go directly into the cake, push a drinking straw into the cake and put the wires into that.

Vistacsigirl Posted 26 May 2008 , 8:55pm
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thanks. I'll be going to walmart tonite. Just curious, is there a reason that the wire shouldn't touch the cake? Taste, rust?

Amia Posted 26 May 2008 , 8:58pm
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I don't think it is food-safe.

CNCS Posted 26 May 2008 , 9:00pm
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It will leach into the cake.

terrylee Posted 26 May 2008 , 9:18pm
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You could try BBQ skewers....some of them are quite thin and would be food-safe.

I get a wire at the floral shop that is a soft coiled wire - and flexible, aluminum.......comes in several different colors, 12 gauge thickness....OASIS floral products. I have stuck them in the cake but you can still always be extra safe and use a straw.

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