Wires For Cakes

Decorating By caraleecupcake Updated 3 Mar 2010 , 3:06pm by KHalstead

caraleecupcake Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 6:53pm
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Where can I get food safe wires to put in the top of cake for decoration?? I don't really have time to order it online since I need/would like it for this weekend. Can you get it at Michaels or AC Moore?? If so, I've never seen it in the cake section so is it somwhere else in the store??

THANX <3 icon_cool.gif

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esq1031 Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 7:09pm
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You could get that floral wire, but you need to cover it with floral tape or insert it in a straw before placing it in your cake. Michael's should have what you need.

caraleecupcake Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 9:42pm
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thank you! i will try it out icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 9:47pm
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dip the end of the wire into melted chocolate.......then there are no worries, the part dipped in chocolate goes in the cake!

caraleecupcake Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 10:09pm
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khalstead - i like that idea!! thank you icon_smile.gif

AllyR Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 10:14pm
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There is a great thread on this at the top of the how to page. Lots of ideas for using straws, chocolate, etc.
I am doing this for the first time this weekend too.
Good luck!

pat-a-cakes Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 10:30pm
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even dipped in chocolate you run the risk of the lead leaching from the wire into the cake.

caraleecupcake Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 10:57pm
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oh great! now im nervous!! lol... i'll go look for that thread icon_smile.gif

tonimarie Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 11:15pm
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if it's dangerous, how come on most all of the cakes from The Pink Cake box there are wires sticking out??? I've been looking at a lot of her cakes, and it looks like the wires are stuck directly into the cake....
http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/category/pastry-images/children-cakes not sure if this link will work or not

pat-a-cakes Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 11:41pm
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I'm sure there are varieties of wire without lead. Wire used in jewellery does not contain lead si it's avail somewhere, it's just that the typical floral wire does contain lead and isn't meant for use in food.

King-Girlz Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 11:59pm
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This is what someone pointed out to me. Thought you may be interested.

King-Girlz Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 11:59pm
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This is what someone pointed out to me. Thought you may be interested.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-632290-.html

KHalstead Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 3:06pm
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I buy stainless steel wires at the craft store....they're just not "food grade stainless steel" so I dip in choc. just to be extra safe. The wire states on the package label "does not contain lead"

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