I bought some wire ages ago but it seems too thin to hold up the fondant stars I made, what gauge of wire do you use?
I would use 28 gauge wire.
most people here use anything between 16 and 24 guage, but it depends on the look (stright wire, or bending over) and how heavy the object is.
(edit to fix guage)
I know smaller the number the heavier the wire...but I am having a hard time finding any.
Where do I get the 16 - 2 guage wire?????
I bought 30 gauge....does that mean I got the wrong ones and should buy some with a lower gauge?
sorry calynmom, i meant 24 guage! im in teh uk, so it either has to be a specialist cake store for some numbers, or online so i can get any number.
Irishbliss, 30 probably is too fine, unless you have a very light object and want it leaning over. experiment and see? its a good number for gumpast flowers and leaves tho!
Do you have a Michael's or Joanne's craft store near by? they do carry the wire in the florist area in all kind of colors and gauges.