I am planning my first topsy turvy cake. I have been checking out pictures to get some ideas. I have seen some cakes with these "wire" looking things poking out of the cakes holding shapes, numbers, etc. I'd like to incorporate these in my cake but I don't know what they are. Could someone please tell me what that is? Thanks so much!
I've never tried it, and I could totally be wrong, so somebody please correct me if I'm telling something wrong. But you can buy craft wire to make jewelry. You could probably use that. Of course, don't stick the wire straight into the cake. You could probably cover the wire with royal icing or stick it in coffee straws before you stick it into the cake. Then again, that type wire might not be strong enough.
This will at least be a bump so one of the pros here will see it!
I've never made a topsy turvy cake before and would like to know how do you price these cakes. I will be making one soon. thanks
Yup, it's jewlery or florist wire. Base the gage on how thick of piece your going to put on it.
Wow, I gave a correct answer? Hot dog!
I use 18 gauge. Either dip it in chocolate before inserting in cake, or wrap it in fondant, or best yet: poke a small sausage of fondant into a straw and stick it in that.
You'll want to go with the coffee straws instead of dipping the wires. If you dip the wires, the stuff can break off into the cake and then it wouldn't be doing any good. I would use pipe some royal icing into both ends of the straw, then stab the wire through one side. The icing in the straw acts like glue to keep the wire in place, and the icing on the other end is just another precaution to keep the wire away from the cake.