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Im gonna be making a baby shower cake, and Id like to put stars on wires as a topper.
Do I need any kind of base to stick them into? Its going to be a buttercream cake, is that going to be strong enough?
What kind and gauge of wire is the best?
Any other tips or suggestions you can give would be great!! Thanks!
I actually used straws inserted into the cake to lend support to the wires. hope this helps.
coffee stirrers work great too and they make a smaller hole than straws.
If you're doing MMF on it's own, give yourself an extra week or two to dry (or put them in the oven with just the light on-NO heat). I used 18 gauge wire, dipped the end of the wire in meringue powder/water "glue", threaded up to three different sized stars on some of the wires. I could fit 3 wires into the coffee stir straws and they held up great.
I did this on an 18th Birthday cake a while ago and used a flower pick to hold all the wires together in a spray. I put a little fondant in the flower pick to cement the wires. Also I mixed tylo powder with the fondant to make the stars and butterflies they dried so much quicker.
Hope this helps