Wires In Cake?

Decorating By JessicasSweets Updated 6 Jun 2010 , 1:00pm by Karen421

JessicasSweets Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 7:18pm
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OK im going to be making my own birthday cake this year. its going to be a 3 tiered stacked cake covered in buttercream. i want to add wires with fondant stars at the ends. i hear u cant insert the wires by themselves. how do you do this and how sturdy is it? i need as much info as possible. a tatorial would b great if someone has one.

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Mikel79 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 7:52pm
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This topic has been debated at least a thousand times. You are going to get strong no answers and yes answers. Here it goes.....

Ace of cakes guy, Duff, sells his line of cake deco. at Michael's. He sells wire. It is plain ole steel covered in whit floral tape. The package says stick directly in cake......So this is a yes....

When I do it, I coat the bottom of wire in melted choc. then palce in a tea straw and add more choc. Then insert cake.

The amazing Shaon Zambito coats hers in choc. and sticks in cake....

Yes, you can insert wire in cake. There are different ways of doing it...

Karen421 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:29am
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Try this thread - you will get a lot of ideas!!!



idocakes4fun Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:40am
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I used wires for the first time this weekend and inserted them in sip stirrers as suggested in the thread linked by Karen421. It worked perfectly. I was using 26 gauge and each stirrer held 3 or 4.

tesso Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:43am
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use jewelry wire, nontoxic and stick those bad boys in the cake !! icon_twisted.gif If I use floral wire and real flowers I use stirs and straws and all that good stuff.. but I prefer decos done on the jewelry wire and stuck in. plus there are a lot of gauges of wire to support different weights. in my photos you can see the silver stars I did for my nieces sweet sixteen.

Karen421 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:00pm
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Originally Posted by tesso

use jewelry wire, nontoxic and stick those bad boys in the cake !! icon_twisted.gif

I did that once, before I read the thread on wires and got the great tip on coffee stirrers, with little stars on them. My SIL delivered the cake (it was for his niece) and he inadvertently snagged one of the stars and the wire sliced the cake perfectly! Just like cheese! OPPS

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