Wires In Flowers

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Tammy21122 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:54pm
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Hello fellow CCer's...I am having a heck of a time getting my wires to stay in my rose buds to build the rose. I have watched the tutorials by Edna and I bend the wire back and insert into it with egg white and let it dry. I have tried this for over 24 hours and everytime the wire comes out...please help....suggestions???

Thank you in advance...

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TexasSugar Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 9:13pm
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Is your wire covered in that clothe stuff?

Fondant/gumpaste both shrink when dried. When I do them on toothpicks they often loosen up and I end up pulling the toothpick out, sticking it in piping gel and sticking it back in the bud. I haven't tried that with wire ones, but if you have a couple you are willing to experiment on, ya might try it.

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icer101 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 9:15pm
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i wish i could help you know why. I use g/p only with all my flowers. I use sugar glue after making a hook with the wire, etc. I then press a little under the cone to fit the paste to the wire. Just close up the hole. Is this what you are doing. let us know a little more. hth

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TitiaM Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 9:15pm
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I find that once I insert the hooked wire then you need to work the gumpaste down to the wire. Basically until you can no longer really see a hole, just wire. Also, I let mine dry for a couple of days usually before I work on the roses--every time I try to do it the next day I have trouble. hth

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TexasSugar Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 1:54pm
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http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=622934&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=heat&&start=15

Have you seen this post? Check out the second page where they talk about heating the wire.

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cake-angel Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 2:09pm
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Make a hook in the wire (wire wrapped with florists tape or pre covered wire- cloth or paper work best)Make a ball of gumpaste the size you need for your flower center. Dip hooked end of wire in gum glue, tap of excess, insert bottom of wire into a ball of gumpaste and pull through ball of fondant until hook is embedded. Form flower center shape around wire. Since I have been using this method I haven't had any trouble with loose wires.

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Tammy21122 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 8:55pm
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Thank you everyone for your advice...I am going to give it a try this weekend

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Tammy21122 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 3:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=622934&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=heat&&start=15

Have you seen this post? Check out the second page where they talk about heating the wire.




TexasSugar....I tried this on wires coming out of a cake and it worked great! the gumpaste balls stayed on the end of the wires but I then couldn't get the wires to stay in the cake without trying to fall over icon_cry.gif

I am definitely going to try heating the wire for the rose buds next....thank you for the link

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Tammy21122 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 3:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=622934&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=heat&&start=15

Have you seen this post? Check out the second page where they talk about heating the wire.




TexasSugar....I tried this on wires coming out of a cake and it worked great! the gumpaste balls stayed on the end of the wires but I then couldn't get the wires to stay in the cake without trying to fall over icon_cry.gif

I am definitely going to try heating the wire for the rose buds next....thank you for the link

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CillsCakes Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 6:34am
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After bending the wire I always heat it over a flame before I place it in the centre. I have never had a wire fall out when doing it this way.

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aussiemags Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 8:46am
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I was taught to make a hook and then dip into edible glue then pop that into a flame (candle) then insert this into the gum paste cone hot.

Have neve had a problem with wires moving.

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cocoasensations Posted 22 Jul 2010 , 11:10am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=622934&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=heat&&start=15

Have you seen this post? Check out the second page where they talk about heating the wire.




I've tried what they said and I'm proud to say I did it perfectly... icon_biggrin.gif

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tesso Posted 22 Jul 2010 , 12:16pm
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heating the wire is the only way I do it. never had a decoration come off yet.

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Tammy21122 Posted 22 Jul 2010 , 8:54pm
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How do you keep the curly wires that look like that are exploding out of a cake to stay in without them falling out

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