How To Attach Daisies Or Balls To Wires To Come Out Of Cake

Decorating By kileyscakes Updated 30 Mar 2010 , 6:50pm by ladybug614

kileyscakes Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 11:12pm
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Hi, I have never done wires in cakes yet and I know to put them into a straw first but I was just wondering what the best way is to attach the fondant or gumpaste ball or daisy to the wire? any tips you can share on the process?
thanks
Kiley

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katies_cakes Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 2:48am
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I have only just started to experiment with wires so im afraid i dont know much. but someone here told me to shape the end of the wire into a teeny tiny hook, then dip it into edible glue and insert it into your fondant shape while its still soft. its working so far for me. sorry i couldnt be more help.

Kerry_Kake Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 11:39am
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I once got very good advice on this and I have used it ever since!
Heat your wire up were the ball is going to be placed with a lighter. When you place the ball on the hot wire it melts the fondant a tiny bit and it will harden to the wire and be very secure!

suzied Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 12:12pm
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Like Katie said, make a tiny hook, either dip it in glue or hold it to a flame for a second or two and insert it into the ball, star, etc. It shouldnt come out if its left to dry completely (couple of days)

cakesrock Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 1:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerry_Kake

I once got very good advice on this and I have used it ever since!
Heat your wire up were the ball is going to be placed with a lighter. When you place the ball on the hot wire it melts the fondant a tiny bit and it will harden to the wire and be very secure!




I got the same advice here and it works great! Just run the lighter up and down the portion of the wire you're inserting for a few seconds and insert. I have tried other techniques and they are just not as effective!

rebew10 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 1:34pm
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I'm glad this was posted.....going to have to try the lighter technique! Thanks!

cownsj Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 1:39pm
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In addition to the above information, specifically for a daisy, you might want to insert the wire through the center at the back of the daisy with the wire going directly into the thicker yellow center. I haven't tried this myself, but it seems to make sense to me.

kileyscakes Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 2:45pm
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I was thinking of using 2 daisies on each wire and sandwiching them with the wire between them, do you think if I heat the wire and use some glue or water between them that will work?

mamawrobin Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 2:49pm
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If I don't want my wires to bend what gauge of wire do I need? Sorry to hijack the thread but I figure you all will know.. icon_lol.gif thanks

paulstonia Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 3:03pm
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Love the heating the wire idea! Whenever I put a ball on the wire it spins! And yes, sandwiching two daisies together will work, I've done it with stars. Next time though I think I will heat the wire icon_smile.gif

cownsj Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 3:04pm
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Originally Posted by kileyscakes

I was thinking of using 2 daisies on each wire and sandwiching them with the wire between them, do you think if I heat the wire and use some glue or water between them that will work?




I think that would be perfect. Just remember to bend the wire over to you have a more solid hold, then squeeze in the middle to fill in that gap.
Be sure to show us how they turn out.

tesso Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

If I don't want my wires to bend what gauge of wire do I need? Sorry to hijack the thread but I figure you all will know.. icon_lol.gif thanks




depending on how big your attachment is you will want to with a 14 or 18 gauge wire. (a pre-cut stem wire)

mamawrobin Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 3:09pm
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Thanks Tesso icon_rolleyes.gif

tesso Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:47pm
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I have only found the pre-cut wires at michaels. since walmart re-did their store.

suzied Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 12:58am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kileyscakes

I was thinking of using 2 daisies on each wire and sandwiching them with the wire between them, do you think if I heat the wire and use some glue or water between them that will work?




For the daisy if you sandwiching them why not bend the wire like a fancy no. 7 (like the handle of a paint roller) read it somewhere. Pass it through one center and secure it and then place the other on top with glue. Thought i will throw that in

ladybug614 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 6:50pm
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I have tried putting wired in cakes with the balls and with stars on them. Everytime, the wire bends. I have bought the 18 gauge wire from Hobby Lobby and they still fell over. If I use the straws or coffee stirrers do they have to go through more than one tier of the cake?

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