Do you put the topper in before you transport or do you do it once you deliver? I made a topper on curly and straight wires, they have been drying for a few days and seem pretty solid. Im just wondering if it will all bash against each other and break on the way to the venue?
would love to hear what you all do!
I've only done two cakes with wires. The first was an Uncle Sam with wires coming out that had RI stars piped along the length of the wires to represent fireworks. I was able to insert the straw far into the cake, and with the weight being fairly light and distributed along the wire we transported the cake with the wires in it. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1558160
The other cake we did was a first birthday cake with different size stars on the wires. We curled the wires for this one. But with the weight all at the end of the wires we felt safer putting the straw in the cake at delivery. It was just a quick simple matter of pushing the straw into the cake when we got there. Quick and easy. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1551156
I don't know if there is a particular recommendation, we just did what felt right for the projects we were doing. But by having the wires safely inside a straw, it only took a second to put it in the cake.
I have done a couple of these. This is my most recent.
I wrapped a few of the higher butterflies with small pieces of tissue paper, and taped them just enough so that when removing the tissue it would just lift off. They do break if you don't do something, but if you transport carefully you just need a little cushion.