darlaslade Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 6:53am
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I am in the middle of doing a princess first birthday cake in which there will be (hopefully icon_eek.gif ), a whimsical wire topper. Before I destroy this already problematic cake, I need some advice on how to anchor the wires so they don't topple and pull out. Seems easy enough, but I know fondant is quite heavy...so seems to me gravity would certainly take its toll. Any of you CC'er's out there have any suggestions, PLEASE PM me ASAP. I would greatly appreciate your help. icon_biggrin.gif

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dragonflydreams Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 7:10am
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. . . you can put straws in your cake (to act like a sleeve more or less) . . . then the wires are not actually touching the cake and they will stay put . . . hope that make sense . . .

roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 7:12am
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I use coffee stirrers

darlaslade Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 7:16am
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SWEET! I have straws!!!! LOL Thanks a bunch.

dragonflydreams Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 7:16am
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Originally Posted by roxxxy_luvs_duff

I use coffee stirrers


. . .ahh yes, even better . . . thumbs_up.gif

leah_s Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:14pm
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I just did a "bouquet" of crazy loopy wires with balls on the ends. Of course, I sunk a SPS leg into the middle of the top tier, and put all the wires down into that. There were a lot of wires and it looked like they were exploding out of the center of the cake.

darlaslade Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:09pm
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SWEET! I have straws!!!! LOL Thanks a bunch.

darlaslade Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:11pm
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Sorry for the double post! Thanks to all of you, the straw worked great!

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