What's Stronger Than Floral Wire?

Decorating By sahoney79 Updated 29 Jul 2008 , 3:29am by my2rys

sahoney79 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 3:44pm
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I'm trying to make a tiered cake that has curls of wire with flowers and such at the end but floral wire isn't going to work. I've seen it done at the Charm City site so I know that there's something that will do it. I'm sure I'll have to go to Home Depot, but I just want to know what I'm looking for. Also, the party is in three days so I can't order anything. I appreciate your time reading this and I'd be greatful for any advice!

Thanks and have a great day!

5 replies
tiggy2 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 3:58pm
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There are different guages of floral wire, maybe you just need a heavier guage.

Suzycakes Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 3:58pm
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At Home Depot in the picture hanging supplies department you should be able to get a small roll of 14 gauge or 16 gauge wire.

I have not made a cake with the flowers or balls on the wire yet, but I would think those gauges of wire would be heavy enough to hold up.

HD may even carry something stronger -- (the lower the gauge number the heavier / stronger the wire is).



sahoney79 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 4:02pm
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Thanks for the replies! I'm down to the wire (pardon the pun) and this is a great help!

melvin01 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 4:08pm
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If you're super-desperate (and it won't look too tacky) maybe you could use a white clothes hanger. Make sure to put a straw or something in your cake for whatever wire you use for support.

my2rys Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 3:29am
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I have wanted to try this myself but wondered about the wire and support, would just straws hold enough? is there other options?

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