How Do I Do A Topper Like This?

Decorating By Baking_Booth Updated 24 Mar 2009 , 7:51pm by Baking_Booth

Baking_Booth Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:24pm
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What kind of wire do you use when making this kind of topper? I want to put stars on the end. Is there anything in particular I need to do to do that or do you just poke the end into the fondant?

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Baking_Booth Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:44pm
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butterfly831915 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:54pm
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I've heard of people doing them without anything on the ends of them, I however would recommend you have them insterted into a straw or such. Go to the craft department at wal-mart or where ever and in the beading section there are different gages of wire to choose from. Depending on how big the stars are you want placed depends on how heavy of a gage you want. Best of luck

butterfly831915 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:55pm
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Also there is wire in the flower department. Forgot to add that.

paulstonia Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:55pm
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I've never used it but I think I've seen this question answered before. I think they are using floral wire and the putting coffee stirring straws in the cake to put the wire in so it doesn't come in contact with the cake. And if they spin put a little fondant in the straw to hold the wire in place. I'm sure someone who's done this will help if I'm wrong icon_smile.gif

hcouso Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 5:02pm
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I use the floral wire myself and wash them before I put them in the cake. I also curl the very tip that will go into the cake to help keep it in place.

Baking_Booth Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 5:05pm
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Thanks! I looked in the flower department at WalMart last night and couldn't find it but I've got a Michael's coupon for 50% off so I'm going shopping tonight!!!

ceshell Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:38am
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I recently saw another post where she used the coffee stirrer straws as previously mentioned, but then dipped the whole thing in chocolate to make sure the straw adhered to the wire.

Unless you are certain that there is no lead content in the wire, I would not suggest putting wire directly into the cake.

Baking_Booth Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 7:51pm
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Thank you so much for your help!!!

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