I am doing a cake this weekend and the customer has just added a feature to her order. I have never done this before.
She wants the curving wires with fondant balls on the ends kinda exploding out of the center of the cake. do I need to do these in advance so they can dry and harden? Or is it better to do it the day of? How do you keep them from sliding down the wire and spinning around, or is this a problem? I have 18 guage floral wire is this what I need? How do I insert them in the cake with out it ripping through?
Yes, make them well in advance so they can dry. (as in make them now.)
As with any gumpaste item on a wire, the end of the wire is bent into a hook.
Place a straw or coffee stirer into the cake. The ends of the wire go in the straw/stirrer.