Wire??

Decorating By staceydayday Updated 22 Jan 2009 , 3:21pm by JanH

staceydayday Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 1:58am
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What type of wire does everyone use to decorate with. For example to attach little butterflies flying out from the top of the cake or something like that? Its never in any of the cake stores I go into. Is it just a craft wire that you buy some place like Michaels?

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KrissieCakes Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 2:05am
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I just read in the Confetti Cakes cookbook that you should use cloth covered wire. When I made one with wire, I just used florist wire from Michaels. Then I heard that it can rust in the cake! So, I'll go with what the cookbook says in the future! icon_smile.gif

millermom Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 2:09am
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I've used jewelry wire in a large gauge.

scoobydid Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 2:12am
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A way to keep the wire from contact with the cake is to use coffee stir straws. Insert the straws into the cake at the point where you would put the wire. Insert the wire into the straw.

pinklesley1 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 2:21am
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the wire will not rust .. most of the time you put that at the event when you are setting up, and they are taken out within a few hours... so it should not rust...

but i have used the coffee stirers ... for when people pick up a cake and put the decorations on themselves... it gives them a guide as to where to put them...

Eisskween Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 2:32am
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I use the cloth covered wires. You can find them at Michaels. It also helps your flower grab onto your flower better. I also use straws or stirrer sticks for placing them. I also heard of putting melted chocolate into the straw to hold the wires, but I never tried this method.

Susie53 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 2:47am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scoobydid

A way to keep the wire from contact with the cake is to use coffee stir straws. Insert the straws into the cake at the point where you would put the wire. Insert the wire into the straw.




This is how I use wires too.

Frankyola Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 4:56am
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Floral wire #20 gauge. thumbs_up.gif

JanH Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 3:21pm
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In Australia, South Africa and UK it's considered a health risk to insert wire/s directly into cake.

Here's how they insert wire/s safely:
(Helpful info even for those not in the above countries.)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-46394-.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-103601-.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-139251-.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-429373-.html

HTH

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