How do you keep the fondant flowers or butterflies on the top of the wire that you insert into the cake? Is there a specific kind of wire to use?
I'm not an expert - only done it once but I see often people say they use 18 gauge floral wire. That is what I got from the Baker's Warehouse for my snowflake cake. It was really strong - could've held a lot of weight. I put then into a drinking straw in the cake (last minute panic).
Lindy Smith's book (I think it's called Cakes to Inspire and Desire) has some detailed instructions on how she does her wired beaded toppers. I got it out from the library pretty easily.
use something on top of the wire too - egg white, gum glue, edible glue, other wise it may slip off or break through the topper.