Wires For A Cake Topper

Decorating By musselmom Updated 7 Oct 2009 , 10:09pm by AnnaJo

musselmom Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 11:41am
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Help! What kind of wire is food grade? Do they sell stainless steel wire at a hardware store? I need to make a "16" to put on top of a cake, standing up and would like to also put some curled wires with the little balls. How do I do this? Can I use fondant and let it dry or do I need gum paste numbers and balls. I just found out about the topper they want and the cake is due this week end. Thanks

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Texas_Rose Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 12:06pm
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Gum paste stays on wires a lot better than fondant, but fondant will work if you have enough time for it to dry.

There's not a food grade wire...everyone uses floral wire and then it can be inserted in straws or hollow coffee stirs inside the cake, or in a flower spike, or some people dip the wire in melted chocolate to coat it before putting it in the cake.

musselmom Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 10:06pm
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Thanks, T. Rose, I guess i'll attempt with gum paste and dip the wires in chcolate

AnnaJo Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 10:09pm
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What number wire is best

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