How To Make Sparks At Home?

Decorating By Lovelymeets Updated 15 Aug 2009 , 7:43pm by Lovelymeets

Lovelymeets Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 11:23pm
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Hi
I want to make topping, something similar as done in the cake in the topsy turvy cake by Edna.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1356762

Can some one help me understand how to put those beads and wire together?

Where can i buy the material from?

I am based in California, bay area.
Would appreciate all your responses

Thanks

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JulesM7 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 11:37pm
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I did this recently - here's how:
Buy a flower pick (my Michael's has Wilton ones. They stick in the cake but have a hollow part to hold flowers. I cut wires (I think 26 gauge) to different lengths and used white florist tape to bind them all together in a bouquet. I then slid the bead on the wire and used beading pliers to bend the wire over the end of the bead. Then I arranged the wires how I wanted them.
Edited to add:

It looks like the beads in the pic are fondant molded onto wire and the little ones are pre-made sprays you can get at a craft store.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 11:40pm
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LOL< I thougth you were looking to "spark things up" at home.
Darn it! I was looking forward to reading it.

Lovelymeets Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 4:47am
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thank you so much

sweet-thing Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 4:58am
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Originally Posted by BeeBoos-8599_

LOL< I thougth you were looking to "spark things up" at home.
Darn it! I was looking forward to reading it.






Too funny! That is what I was thinking too!

xstitcher Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 5:24am
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Originally Posted by BeeBoos-8599_

LOL< I thougth you were looking to "spark things up" at home.
Darn it! I was looking forward to reading it.




Me too!!

Lynnzee Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 5:38am
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BeeBoos-8599_ wrote:
LOL< I thougth you were looking to "spark things up" at home.
Darn it! I was looking forward to reading it.





Dito

candoo Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 6:22am
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Same here! NOw I'm disappointed...

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:32pm
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Man, I think we all need to take a break from caking and spen some time with our men. LOL Bunch of dirty dirty minds on the site.

hensor Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:46pm
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Well..now I don't feel so bad that I was the only one who thought it was about something else...

notjustcakes Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:49pm
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Geez...I guess I was lookin' for something else...hee hee!!!

Gingoodies Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:52pm
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I got the same thought. Had to check and see if I was in "the lounge" lol

ninatat Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:55pm
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hehe me to, just goes to show my mind is in the gutter. thought may a list would be started lol i love this cake some day i might try it

xstitcher Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 11:37pm
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My mind was so in the gutter, lol that I forgot to say to the OP that you might want to PM Edna on how she did her cake. She's an amazing sweet lady who is always willing to help. I've PM'ed her in the past with questions and let her know that I also started a post with the same questions so she could reply there instead so that her answers would benefit everyone.

That's a great cake she did.

Lovelymeets Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 7:43pm
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ohhh dang... i didnt realise my "sparks" post would turn into an sparkling post... lol..

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