I want to make a cake with those curved wires sticking out the top w stars/beads dangling from them (I saw it for the first time on Ace of Cakes). What supplies do I need for this? What kind of wire do I need to make it safe to go in the cake? Any tips from someone who has done this before? Any ideas how to bend the wire so it looks smooth and not crimped?
I use floral wire. I use the smallest guage possible to support whatever I'm attaching to the end of it. I use needle nose pliers and make a small loop on the end of the wire. Add the bead or star, etc. from the other end. Make sure it won't slide off past the loop you made with the pliers. Then, to curve the wire without having a kink in it. I will wrap it around a glass or pitcher to get the size of the curve that I want. Please remember that when you insert this into the cake, it needs to be within a straw so that the wire does not come into contact with the cake. Good luck.
Thanks! I just found the other threads about wire safety so I will def be going the coffee stirrer route. Great advice on bending the wire! Now I'm excited
Here's a great tutorial from a blog I frequent: http://artofdessert.blogspot.com/2008/09/making-cake-jewelry.html
Someone gave me this link and I found it interesting...