You know what I mean the floral wires that comes out of cakes on top with star at the ends for example. What do I need to know about it? Just stick it in? It's not gonna cut the fondant? Do you put some fondant on the inside bottom to hold it in? I never did the wires before. Clue me in please?!?!
It's not food safe to stick bare wire into cakes. You can insert the wires into straws or hollow coffee stirs or hollow plastic lollipop sticks trimmed to the height of the tier, and then insert that into the cake. If you're putting a lot of wires in one place, for example a loopy bow on wires or a floral spray, you can use a flower spike.
You can also dip the end of the wire into melted chocolate and let harden back up and insert into cake then.
Got it! Thanks a lot!
I use the coffee stirrers also, they protect the cake from the wire and keep the wire from cutting through the cake. HTH.
Here's a comprehensive thread on wires in cakes:
You also can put a dab of melted choc. at the base of the wire, where it goes into the cake, to help hold them in place.
Great! Thanks! I think I will use the straw or coffee stick.
Thanks for that link, good info.