Stars On Wire Coming Out Of Cake - Help!

Decorating By ma418 Updated 2 Mar 2010 , 3:39pm by sweetcakes

ma418 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 7:04pm
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Hi Everyone -

I am brand spankin' new at this cake making stuff! I'm going to be making my soon to be 1 year old son's yo gabba gabba birthday cake and I want to have a ton of stars on wire coming out of the cake.

What kind of wire do I get?

I know it's gauge wire, like 18-20 gauge - but is this safe to be put into a cake? How do I place it in? Everytime I look up info about how to do it I read about putting the wire into straws.. yet when I look up stuff like this, there are no straws?:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uiwLoWekMRQ/Srs5OpiYhcI/AAAAAAAAAHc/aZezrkZsdjQ/s320/Terry+80th.JPG

http://www.flickr.com/photos/swellsweets/2636182933/

I am soo new to this!

My baby needs fondant stars! lol icon_smile.gif

Thanks everyone!

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5 replies
mrswendel Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 7:15pm
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You won't see the straws...you cut them to the height of your cake and then insert the wires into them so they don't come into contact with the cake. If the wires move around on you, just put some fondant or melted chocolate into the straw to secure them.

cakebaker1957 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 7:17pm
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Hi, Welcome you will love it here, Take a look at my pics the one with the black and white zebra stripes, the birthday one, I used the small coffee stirers and inserted the wires into them , They never touched the cake, HTH

ZoesMum Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 11:17pm
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Lot's of info on the whole wires in cake issue on this thread there...http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-632290.html. Have fun making your cake, and welcome to this addictive site!!

JustToEatCake Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 5:24am
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I use lollipop sticks the wires slide right down the middle.

sweetcakes Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 3:39pm
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i too like the coffee stirrers, you can buy a small box of them from walmart where the paper plates are. coffee stirers have 2 channels in the middle so they are really small. I dip the end of the wire in chocolate and put inside the stirrer let it set up. doing that will help prevent them from turning. also on stars if you attach the wire off center on the star then one side will be heavier and naturally hang on the down side, again preventing them from turning and wanting to hand horizontally. I will have to try the cookie stick method i have a bunch of those.

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