Question About Non-Edible Decorations, Specifically Wires.

Decorating By JensAddiction Updated 28 May 2008 , 10:24pm by beverlyanne

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JensAddiction Posted 28 May 2008 , 5:59pm
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I'm planning to use floral wire on a cake I'm doing - but it occurred to me that maybe I shouldn't be sticking metal wire into the cake? Is that bad? If so, is there some kind of plastic insert I can use to put the wire into, to keep the cake from contacting the metal - do they make such a thing? I guess I could go to Michael's and ask....

Anyone have experience with this? Thanks!!
-Jen

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 28 May 2008 , 6:06pm
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I either use a flower pick or a straw and put the wires inside that. Then there is no contact with the cake and the wires are easy to remove. Hope that helps!

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thems_my_kids Posted 28 May 2008 , 6:12pm
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I just did one with a spray coming off the top of the cake. I used a flower spike with cotton in it to hold the wires in place.

I also did a wedding topper kinda the same way. I used a round tip with cotton in it with the heavy cross topper in the tip and stuck down in the center of the cake.

HTH!

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JensAddiction Posted 28 May 2008 , 9:57pm
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Thanks, guys, that helps! icon_biggrin.gif

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beverlyanne Posted 28 May 2008 , 10:24pm
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I've used plastic drink stirrers and found them to work out great. They are real narrow unlike regular straws. Good Luck.

Bev

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