Ok you know those cakes that have the fondant decorations on wires that are sticking out of the cake? What size wire do you use? How far do you need to insert the wires into the cake? I have tried this before and my wires just always seem to pull through the cake, not completely, but enough to make all of my hard work look sloppy. Are there any tricks to doing this?
I will attach an example of what I mean ( not my cake, made by CC member helipops).
I believe you would need to use at least a 24. Good Luck!!
Try inserting a coffee stir straw into the cake and then inserting the wires inside of that. it makes like a sleeve for the wires, and they don't tear your fondant. And you can also put more than 1 into each one. The thiner gauge wire you use the more play you will have. If you want your decorations to stand straight up use a thicker gauge or even a lollipop stick if the decoration is especially heavy... hope this helps
i use a 24" wire, but before sticking it into the cake you will have to insert straws and then the wire. wire can be toxic.
I use 18g wire floral wire. I squirt some melted choc into a coffee stir straw then stick the wire in & allow to dry. This gives better stability & makes it food safe.
here in the uk, it is against health and safety to insert wires directly into cake so we put them into a "posy pick" which is like a plastic tube that contains the wires then you place the pick into the cake, sure you can get them online x