I want to put stars coming out of a cake......I see some cakes where there are stars on gauge wires 'shooting' out of cakes......how do I do this.....do I stick the wires right into the cake....how do I keep the wires from falling down.......is there a trick to sticking the stars on the wires?
Make the star thick enough to stick the wire in and let them dry flat. Dip the wire in gum glue or meringue powder mixed with a little water, or heat the wire in a flame for a couple of seconds, before you put it into the star...any of those methods will glue the wire into the star.
It's not food-safe to put wire directly into the cake. Put the wires into straws or coffee stirs and then put those into the cake...you can put a little royal icing into the straw to hold the wires in place.
what size wire should i use?
It depends on the size of your decorations. Bigger decorations will be heavier and need thicker wire.
When you buy wire, you should also buy a pair of wire cutters, so you don't ruin your kitchen shears trying to cut the wires
I use 18 to 20 gauge depending on the size of the decorations