I am making a cake with butterflies flying around it. The butterflies have metal wires attached to their bodies, and I would like to stick the wires into the cake to give dimension.
However, I DO NOT want to put a potentially unsafe material into my cake. What can I wrap the wires in to prevent any possible contamination?
You can insert it into those coffee stirrers.
Would you plug up the end of the stirrer with RI or something? I've wondered about this for flowers.
Dip the wires in melted chocolate before inserting into the coffee stirrer.
Along the lines of Glenda's response... just dip them in white chocolate and insert that right into the cake (no need for the straws then as the choc stays on the wires just fine.)
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