I did some cut outs eg.Star and letters. Not for the life of me I can't figure out how to attach them to the wires to stick into the cake. I tried pushing the wires through them with no luck, Only thing I haven't tried is maybe gluing them with Royal Icing. Don't know if that might work.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Dip the wire in gum glue (tylose and water), then insert the wire while the cutout is still soft. Dry flat. If you pick it up by the wire too soon, the wire will tear through and you'll have to start over, so if you pick them up to flip over, pick it up by the fondant or gumpaste not the wire.
Another way to do it is to heat the end of the wire in a candle flame and then poke it in. It will melt the sugar just enough to bond it to the wire. It will dry faster than the gum glue method because of the heat. I wouldn't do it with painted wire because it might make dangerous fumes though.
thankyou so much!
also, on stars for example, will want to turn so they hang or lay flat at the end of the wire. To prevent this from happening dont put the wire in the middle but more to one side so the heavier side will hang below the wire. Not sure if that makes sense. But anytime you want a flat shape on the end, set the wire more to one side.
Sharon Zombito uses candy melts melted to attach her cutouts to wire. I was just reading one of her tutorials and she showed that.
I made a cake recently with the stars on wire, I made my stars a little thick not too much and as soon as I made them I stuck the wire in them, patted it just a tiny bit and let them dry flat. I made them 2 days ahead of time out of fondant with tylose added.
I had no problem with them.