Accents Sticking Out Of Fondant Cake With Wire?

Decorating By garden_frog Updated 23 Nov 2009 , 10:51pm by CakeMommyTX

garden_frog Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 4:26pm
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Hi, I apologize if this has been asked before, but I'm not sure what to call it so I don't know how to search for it. I've seen lots of cakes that have wires/sticks with fondant decorations sticking out of the top of the cake with fondant decorations on the top. Like these...

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How do you do that? Everytime I've tried, the wire ends up ripping the fondant because the fondant and the cake isn't strong enough to hold it in place where I placed it. So I must be doing something wrong or missing a step but I'm not sure what.

Help!?

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kel58 Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 4:37pm
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Place Small straws in the cake first then put the wires inside them. Its stops them from tearing the fondant and cake. Good luck

CakeMommyTX Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 4:38pm
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I use coffee stirrers to hold the wire.
The stirrer holds the wire in place and keeps it from touching the cake and ripping through it.

Colliegirl Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 11:20pm
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Had the same problem and now I know the answer to it. Thanks thumbs_up.gif

But attaching the fondant piece to the wire in the first place without it looking horrible at the back. Can anyone tell me how to do that? icon_confused.gif

Have tried making two pieces of fondant and sandwiching the wire in between the two with sugar glue or royal icing. Have tried rolling the fondant over the wire to get imbeded into the fondant. Have tried waiting till the fondant piece was dry and then attaching the wire with some royal icing on the back (not a nice look).

So whats the trick?? icon_eek.gif

Cheers Tina

CakeMommyTX Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 11:44pm
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Heat the end of the wire with a lighter until it is hot,then carefully insert the wire into the fondant . The hot wire will melt the sugar and once the sugar cools and hardens it will glue itself to the wire.
Just be careful not to burn yourself or push the wire all the way thru the fondant .

martatru Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:09am
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My God you really learn in this Forum, things you would never think it could be done. thumbs_up.gif

MaryAllison Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:23am
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I'm not a pro, but I've made the fondant accents thick enough to accommodate the wire/stick. I then immediately insert the wire/stick as soon as I have cut the fondant shape and allow to dry at least overnight. So far, so good. HTH!

Allison icon_smile.gif

garden_frog Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:38am
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Thanks so much!! Can't wait to try it on my daughter's cake this weekend!!

sherri-belle Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:52am
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What is the best type of wire to use?

MaryAllison Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:57am
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I've used several gauges. It all depends on the weight of the fondant/gumpaste accent.

CakeMommyTX Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 10:51pm
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I use 20 gauge for just about everything.

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