How Do I Insert Floral Wire In Cake And Get It To Hold

Decorating By CakesByAdriana Updated 6 May 2010 , 1:43pm by CakesIMake

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CakesByAdriana Posted 1 May 2010 , 3:12am
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Hello

Need some advise, tips, help on how to insert floral wire in a cake and get it to hold. I have some stars on wires that I would like to use on my cake and I am thinking if i just insert the wire it will somehow not work. It is a fondant covered cake.

Thanks in advance

Adriana

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ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:06pm
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You will probably hear a lot of people mention that you should not stick wires directly into cakes, there's a big thread about it here:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=632290&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

You can insert posey picks, coffee straws, or drinking straws into the cake and then stick the wires into that. The straws will stop the wires from coming into contact with the cake, and will help hold the wires in place (the link also contains more detailed instructions on how to safely do this). hth icon_smile.gif

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Mikel79 Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:11pm
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The same topic is being discussed in the Decorating Forum....

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=678369&highlight=


HTH!

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kimblyd Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:36pm
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I use the Wilton flower picks-I put some candy clay down into it and stick the wires in that. They don't move an inch.

HTH.

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CakesByAdriana Posted 5 May 2010 , 3:29pm
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Thanks Everyone. I used flower picks. I filled it with fondant. Let it dry a bit and them inserted the wires and then into cake. didn't move or spin and made it threw 1 1/2 hr drive.

Thanks again

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ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 6 May 2010 , 2:38am
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Glad it turned out well for you! icon_smile.gif

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CakesIMake Posted 6 May 2010 , 1:43pm
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Originally Posted by kimblyd

I use the Wilton flower picks-I put some candy clay down into it and stick the wires in that. They don't move an inch.

HTH.




definitely gonna have to try this. thanks!

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