So a lady wants a cake with little polka dots on wires bursting out around the sides of her buttercream cake. Last time I tried this the wires made ugly marks in the frosting. Is there a certain strength wire I need? Do I have to anchor it some how? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
There are different gauges of wire... the gauge you use will depend on how heavy the piece and if you want it sticking straight up, or something with a little "droop" to it.
By the way - you're not putting just plain wire into the cake, are you? You might consider using a florist wire which comes in white and green and is covered. Or you can buy florist tape to cover the wire. Even with doing that, some people will still put a small coffee stirrer or something else in the cake to put the wire down into so the cake doesn't have inedible things stuck into it that aren't food friendly. Good luck!
The wilton lollie pop sticks have holes in them, and the wire will slide right into them and then they hold in the cake better. Also, with the coffee stirrer, you can put some royal icing in it then the wire and let it firm up so the wire holds in the stirrer
great idea with the lollipop sticks and the coffee stirrers. thanks you all!