How Would I Do This On A Wedding Cake?

Decorating By smartsexystylish Updated 7 May 2009 , 2:32am by tonedna

smartsexystylish Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:30pm
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Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping you can help me out again!

My friend has requested for me to make her wedding cake to look like the attached photo (I have no idea where she got it from)

I think it's wire wrapped around but I have no idea what type - I've never really worked with wire...

I know there is some wire people put into cakes to make things pop or look like it's popping out but I know people have said not to let it touch any edible parts of the cake (ie. Put a straw around it) so how would I even attempt to make this.

Thanks so much in advance!!!
LL

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peg818 Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:58pm
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i would either pipe it with a small tip, or run a bit of fondant though a clay gun and wrap that around. Just paint with a pearl finish. And i have seen that cake somewhere i just don't know where.

Rylan Posted 6 May 2009 , 8:02pm
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You can pain it on there with lusterdust. You would need a steady hand though.

Cakechick123 Posted 6 May 2009 , 9:40pm
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I would use a thin bronze satin ribbon, it will be wider that the wire, but should give the same look

dburris1 Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:03pm
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Originally Posted by riana

I would use a thin bronze satin ribbon, it will be wider that the wire, but should give the same look




I agree. You can find some ultra thin ribbon or satin cord to get the same result.

confectioneista Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:12pm
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Honestly, it looks like jewelry wire and I don't think it will harm the integrity of the cake. Lindy Smith has a book where she demonstrates using jewelry wire on her cakes.

Cakepro Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:19pm
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LOL @ your humble username. icon_wink.gif

confectioneista Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:22pm
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That's because I think fashion is a piece of cake! LOL icon_smile.gif

Cakepro Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:27pm
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Not you...the OP. icon_smile.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:27pm
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Originally Posted by dburris1

Quote:
Originally Posted by riana

I would use a thin bronze satin ribbon, it will be wider that the wire, but should give the same look



I agree. You can find some ultra thin ribbon or satin cord to get the same result.




Yep... just what they said icon_smile.gif

steplite Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:30pm
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Hum... It almost looks like something the Sugar artists' would do on the Foodnetwork using melted sugar.

confectioneista Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:34pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

Not you...the OP. icon_smile.gif




Well, I have icing on my face... icon_redface.gif

Cakepro Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:35pm
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Oh no, no no...LOL, I understood your username. It's a cute wordplay. icon_smile.gif

confectioneista Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:37pm
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Thank you... I feel better now icon_lol.gif

Rylan Posted 6 May 2009 , 11:32pm
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haha you guys are funny

cylstrial Posted 6 May 2009 , 11:57pm
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Cute cake! I think the satin ribbon would be the best idea too. Good luck!

smartsexystylish Posted 7 May 2009 , 12:44am
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

LOL @ your humble username. icon_wink.gif




HAHA Thanks!!
I've actually had this "username" since I was in high school and I've kept it since just for the sake of having the same name across the board.

It's quite interesting to have to give it out to others though... Always promotes a laugh. Since then I've created one of those boring [email protected] lol

smartsexystylish Posted 7 May 2009 , 12:47am
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Originally Posted by confectioneista

Honestly, it looks like jewelry wire and I don't think it will harm the integrity of the cake. Lindy Smith has a book where she demonstrates using jewelry wire on her cakes.




Hmmm, I'm going to have to look into jewellery wire. Do you know off the top of your head if it comes in a variety of colours and it's easy to work with?

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Originally Posted by dburris1

Quote:
Originally Posted by riana

I would use a thin bronze satin ribbon, it will be wider that the wire, but should give the same look



I agree. You can find some ultra thin ribbon or satin cord to get the same result.




Quote:
Originally Posted by riana

I would use a thin bronze satin ribbon, it will be wider that the wire, but should give the same look




Thank you for your replies. I am going to probably make a small mock version with both wire and ribbon and see which I can get the closest to resemble the photo.

confectioneista Posted 7 May 2009 , 12:59am
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Originally Posted by smartsexystylish

Quote:
Originally Posted by confectioneista

Honestly, it looks like jewelry wire and I don't think it will harm the integrity of the cake. Lindy Smith has a book where she demonstrates using jewelry wire on her cakes.



Hmmm, I'm going to have to look into jewellery wire. Do you know off the top of your head if it comes in a variety of colours and it's easy to work with?




The wire should be easy to work with. The varying gages will determine the strength or bendability (is that a word?) of the wire. Any hobby store should have them, like Michaels, Hobby Lobby or even Walmart. And yes, they do come in different colors as well. Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

CCCTina Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:02am
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Here is a cake by another member (adatay) that is similar.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1356451
You can get metallic thread like that for cross stitching I think. It would be somewhere in the craft store.

forthwife Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:18am
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Is anyone else having trouble seeing photos attached in the forums? I can't see the picture here, or in ANY other forum post. (I'm just getting the red X) Thanks!!!

JenniferMI Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:20am
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Looks like a thin gauge cooper wire to me...

Jen icon_smile.gif

tonedna Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:25am
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I am with Jen..looks like copper wire
Edna icon_smile.gif

jammjenks Posted 7 May 2009 , 2:21am
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Originally Posted by forthwife

Is anyone else having trouble seeing photos attached in the forums? I can't see the picture here, or in ANY other forum post. (I'm just getting the red X) Thanks!!!




I get that too. All I have to do is click on it and it opens a picture in a new window. HTH

tonedna Posted 7 May 2009 , 2:32am
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

Quote:
Originally Posted by forthwife

Is anyone else having trouble seeing photos attached in the forums? I can't see the picture here, or in ANY other forum post. (I'm just getting the red X) Thanks!!!



I get that too. All I have to do is click on it and it opens a picture in a new window. HTH





Yes...I guess we all are getting it..Im just pressing the X too!
Edna icon_smile.gif

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