Wire For Fondant Balls

Decorating By melissamurphy Updated 21 Jun 2009 , 2:36am by melissamurphy

melissamurphy Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 2:16am
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I would like to know what size wire to use to hang fondant balls from on a cake I would like to make? I see them on all kinds of cakes but I can't seem to find out what gauge wire to use for them

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Texas_Rose Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 2:29am
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It depends on the size of the fondant balls. Use whatever gauge will support the weight of them. The one I did with some golf ball sized balls, I ended up using 18 gauge wire.

You probably already know, but just in case...it's not safe to poke the wires directly into the cake. Use a coffee stir or a straw trimmed to the height of your tier, and stick the wires into that icon_biggrin.gif

melissamurphy Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 2:36am
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Thank you for the answer. I did not know that about the wire I am very new to this cake thing and I would not have known I would have stuck the wire right in the cake. So if my balls are on the small side 20 or 22 gauge should work then?

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