What guage of floral wire do you use for hanging fondant balls & cutouts to decorate the tops of your cakes? Where is the cheapest place you have found it? Thanks in advance!
It depends on the size of the pieces you're making. The thickest I have used is 18 gauge, for large roses. I buy the wire on a spool at the craft store.
Depends on the weight of the decoration. Any craft store would have them. You may try some floral supply websites...afloral.com is where I get mine as the gauge selection is greater than craft stores.
I agree with the others... it really depends on how heavy an item you are putting on the wire.
I have been making gumpaste orchids and lilies and really learned the hard way of how important the gauge of the wire is. I think that 20-24 gauge is more all-purpose, but really want to have all different gauges on hand. I REALLY don't like the non-cloth coated wire. The gumpaste just slips off. I love the cloth-covered wire. Good luck!