Im wanting to make a cake topper with the wire?? Im not sure what type of wire to use or how to assemble.... Im wanting to make it with color flow butterflies.... COULD ANYONE PLEASE HELP....
Just floral wire - available at any craft store. I get the wrapped kind.
if you are wanting the look of metal i use two different ways, option 1 is use normal wire but wrap the parts entering or touching the cake in floral tape, or option 2 i use is using the covered floral wire as leahs suested but i paint the area you want to look like metal with silver lustre or non toxic silver decorating powder (this is only on parts that don't touch the cake also) make sure your supports a good too or it could fall over - i always wrap the wire support around a skewer that i insert inside the cake to give a stronger support
I put a small straw in the top and stick the wires in it. They stay put and no wire touching cake. Also fill the straw with frosting to hide everything. Hope this makes since.
I use the wire in the hardware dept. at Wal-Mart. It is silver and it is the kind of wire used to hang pictures. You get a ton of wire for only about $3.00. It is thick enough to bend and curl and hold my fondant pieces, but not so thick that it is hard to work with... I love it!