Hi All !!
If I wrap floral tape around floral wire, would it be ok to stick it directly in my cakes? I know there is an issue with bare metal wire going into cakes, but what if it is wrapped in floral tape??
I do that frequently. Although it's so much easier to just purchase the covered wire. It's the same price.
When I took the Michaels classes the instructor to us no. Its not food safe. Just insert a straw into the cake and add the flowers. You can even use the thin plastic stir sticks from the coffee shops if a straw is too big.
I got the stir sticks and they were way too big too. I tried putting RI on the wire before sticking it into the straw but it was no help.
I have seen 2 kinds of stir sticks. The kind with 2 small holes and the one larger hole. Has anybody tried the smaller 2 hole sticks? Maybe they'll work better????
I have the kind with 2 small holes and they work for me.
Where do you get those?
I've seen them at the dollar store
Great I'll look there today. Did you put icing on the wire too?
I will put the wire in the straw, and then stuff a small piece of fondant in the top of the straw to hold the wire in place.
glendaleAZ thats a good idea.
I'd also let the fondant dry out a little before stuffing it in the straw. If you use really fresh fondant the wire will work groves in the fondant and move around.