Covering Floral Wire With Floral Tape???

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 13 Jun 2009 , 10:16pm by glendaleAZ

Mikel79 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 5:41pm
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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??

Thank You,

=)

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leah_s Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 5:48pm
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I do that frequently. Although it's so much easier to just purchase the covered wire. It's the same price.

cookiemama2 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 5:50pm
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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.

mareg Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 5:57pm
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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????

cookiemama2 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 6:00pm
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I have the kind with 2 small holes and they work for me.

mareg Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 6:06pm
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Where do you get those?

CanadianCakin Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 7:06pm
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I've seen them at the dollar store

mareg Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 7:33pm
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Great I'll look there today. Did you put icing on the wire too?

glendaleAZ Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 9:13pm
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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.

mareg Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 9:58pm
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glendaleAZ thats a good idea.

glendaleAZ Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 10:16pm
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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.

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