Wire On Cake???

Decorating By macks90 Updated 14 Aug 2009 , 8:52pm by leily

macks90 Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 1:16pm
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I've seen numerous whimsical cakes with wired decorations. What kind of wire is safe to insert in to the cake? Do i have to wrap it in anything to protect it??

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leily Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 1:19pm
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A lot of people use floral wire and then insert a straw in the cake and the wire into the stra (think coffe stirrers since they are so small)

I don't like floral wire because it isn't food safe.

I purchase Stainless Steel wire (stainless steel is food safe) then boil it to sterilize it. Then cut, bend, and insert as needed. I purchase what is called TIG wire (used for welding stainless steel) but you can also find stainless steel wire in the beading department of wal-mart or other craft stores.

bashini Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 5:07pm
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I never insert wire into the cake. Always use a posy pick/ flower pick! icon_smile.gif

Mencked Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 5:23pm
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What gauge (size) of wire do you use?

leily Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:52pm
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I use wire that is 1/16 thick. Off the top of my head i don't remember what gauge wire that is. The TIG wire I use is in inches thick.

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