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...
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.
Place Small straws in the cake first then put the wires inside them. Its stops them from tearing the fondant and cake. Good luck
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.
Had the same problem and now I know the answer to it. Thanks
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?
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??
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 .
My God you really learn in this Forum, things you would never think it could be done.
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!
Thanks so much!! Can't wait to try it on my daughter's cake this weekend!!
What is the best type of wire to use?
I've used several gauges. It all depends on the weight of the fondant/gumpaste accent.
I use 20 gauge for just about everything.