Wire For Decorations

Decorating By buggus Updated 17 Aug 2009 , 12:27am by xstitcher

buggus Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 2:56pm
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When I see cakes adorned with wires on the top to prop up decorations, etc, is that just regular picture wire? Or straight floral wire I assume? Can someone tell me? I need to use some on a cake next week.

Thanks!!

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NatalieMarie Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 6:46pm
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I use florist wire like my pic here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lushcakes/3803994215/

I think I used a 24 gauge wire. I also wrap some of the wires around a dowel to get a spring effect.

xstitcher Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 7:10pm
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The majority use floral wire but I recommend that you have a read thru this thread before using the wire in your cake:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-632290-wire.html

buggus Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 11:32pm
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Thanks for the heads up xstitcher! And the cakes I'm making are for kids. Great info to know. I'm going to look into those posy sticks now.

xstitcher Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 12:27am
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Originally Posted by buggus

Thanks for the heads up xstitcher! And the cakes I'm making are for kids. Great info to know. I'm going to look into those posy sticks now.




You shoud be able to pick them up at Michaels or anyplace that carries cake supplies.

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E312C10-475A-BAC0-5D34A3D6D0BDDF27&killnav=1

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