Floral Wire In Cakes

Decorating By SweetChar Updated 3 Sep 2009 , 8:23pm by sweetflowers

SweetChar Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:02pm
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Hi, I was just wondering if it is safe to use floral wire in cakes to make things things come out of the cake like stars and shapes, etc.?

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Texas_Rose Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:08pm
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Floral wire isn't food safe. You can insert the wires into straws, or dip them in chocolate before putting them into the cake.

daltonam Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:16pm
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oh chocolate sounds like a great idea, the one time i used them i wrapped them in plastic wrap LOL!! yeah it was kinda funny!!

pattycakes55d Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:55pm
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Some of the CCer's said to get the little coffee stirrers from McDonalds or other places and put the wire in that. I did it and it worked well.

pattycakesnj Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 11:12pm
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i use the little coffee stirrers too, works great. Good idea about the chocolate though

nancysmom Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 1:31am
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I read that someone used a piece of straw, and then insert the wire into the straw. Doesn't the cake go into the straw when you insert it into the cake. or do you tape the end that goes into the cake first?

pattycakesnj Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 2:02pm
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the cake does go into the straw but when you start to cut the cake, you pull the straw out and the small plug of cake comes with the straw. Just throw that away.

nancysmom Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 6:47pm
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Thank you pattycakesnj for your expert advise. It makes sence. I will try it tomorrow. thumbs_up.gif

sugarsugargal Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 7:02pm
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I am in the uk and here we use " Posy Picks" which you can order online and they are like white tubes that you fill with fondant and leave over night, then the wires sit in the fondant as it acts like clay, the pick then gets pushed into the cake. hope this helps icon_smile.gif

sweetflowers Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 8:23pm
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I use the straws when I only have a few flowers here and there, I dip the ends in chocolate when I have a lot to insert, like the cascading flowers from my last wedding cake (in my pics). It goes a lot faster when I dip. icon_smile.gif

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