Make Fondant Balls On Wire

Decorating By Kahuna Updated 12 Mar 2010 , 6:15pm by cakesrock

Kahuna Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:04pm
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Is there a special technique to this or do you just stick the balls on the wire and let them dry. I'm worried about the balls falling off of the wires. Thanks for any help!

Sue

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Loucinda Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:06pm
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Dip the end of the wire in gum glue before putting the fondant ball on it.

Kahuna Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:09pm
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Do you know where I can get gum glue? Please tell me they have it at Michales

Bettycrockermommy Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 5:03pm
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I make gum glue by melting a bit of fondant in hot water.

Loucinda Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 7:06pm
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Yes, like the above poster stated, I just put a small amount of gumpaste and add a little water. Makes gumglue! It won't keep long though - will last about a week if kept in the frig.

Frankyola Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

Dip the end of the wire in gum glue before putting the fondant ball on it.




ditto thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

JuneBug613 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 12:01am
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i have an additional question to add since you guys answered my first question....

what is the best thickness of wire to use so that it holds up?

LetThereBeCake07 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 12:24am
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and where do you get the wire? I try to use 18 gage but can only find it at the craft stores covered in the green paper

revskg Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 12:41am
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I use 20 gauge. I find that 18 is a little too flimsy. Both Michaels and AC Moore in my area carry 20 gauge in silver.

Sherry G

Frankyola Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:06am
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I use 20 gauge too thumbs_up.gif

JuneBug613 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 4:44am
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thanks so much!

cakesrock Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 6:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bettycrockermommy

I make gum glue by melting a bit of fondant in hot water.




I use tiny bits of gumpaste in water

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