Can anyone tell me what kind/gauge wire to us that will support fondant stars. I plan on making them look like their shooting out of the top of the cake. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Florist wire is fine, thick enough to hold the fondant weight, just remember not to place the wire directly on the cake, for this you can use regular straws and then place the wire in the straw. HTH
I was also going to suggest the floral wire, I used it to make a flower rope that was placed around a cake and will have to use it again to attach to butterflies for a wedding cake.
In case you haven't heard of this trick - heat the end of the wire with a flame and the wire will go into the fondant easier and will hold the star better as well.
Thanks for the tip Cherrycakes, haven't hear that before. I figured to use florist wire, but what gauge will be thick enough to hold up the stars and still be bendable. They won't be sticking staight up, so I need to bend the wire as well. Thanks guys!
Any recommendations for amount of fondant the wire can hold?
I made some ballons for a cake and their weight nearly bent the wire ...
I JUST finished a cake where I did this exact thing! I cut small stars out of fondant that was less than 1/8" thick and let them sit for a half a day to firm up a bit. Then I stuck the wire in them carefully and stuck the wire in a foam cube to keep the stars up so they could dry a bit more. I used 20 gauge floral stem wire and it worked perfect! I haven't posted the pic on my photos yet...but will later today so you can see it.
I think I use 18 gauge, sometimes 20
Thanks so much everyone!