Decorative Wires In Cake Question(S)

Decorating By kellertur Updated 23 Apr 2009 , 1:21am by cakeladyofga

kellertur Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 5:42pm
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How do you put in those long wires without it dragging and tearing the fondant, etc? (do you let the ornament dry on the wire first before inserting?)

Also, how does everyone get such perfect (wide) spirals when wrapping those wires? What are you using?

Thank you very much. icon_smile.gif

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SweetMelissa2007 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 6:40pm
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I've never actually done the "scrolly" type things like I;ve seen in pics here but I;m pretty sure they put them in straws, probably coffee stirrers, that are inserted into the cake. You can fillthe straw with frosting or royal and then the wire won't wiggle in the straw. HTH

cakeladyofga Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 1:21am
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I use 18 gauge wrapped wire, wrapped them around different size cans or jars, place the fondant and let dry. I use staws now but didn't the first time I made a cake with the curly wire. It didn't rip the cake. But I didn't know how safe it was for the wire(even if it was wrapped) to be in cake. hth

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