Ahhhhhhhh How Do I Do This???? Please Help

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 22 Oct 2010 , 1:19pm by cakestars

madgeowens Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 12:03am
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Ok I used Duffs wires to put fondant balls hanging from them....they looked real cool and then started to droop and droop and fall off....what am I suppose to do??? My mmf is a bit soft for some reason grrr...what do I have to do here...please help

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AmysCakesNCandies Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 12:06am
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I use gumpaste to make ball ornaments, once they harden on the wires they are pretty solid.

madgeowens Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 12:09am
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duh.....now why didnt I think of that.......thank you so much.....

mareg Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 12:32am
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I have vever seen duffs wires. Do they have little loops on them to prevent the fondant from falling off?

joycesdaughter111 Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 12:52am
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I don't know what Duff's wires look like either but I put a tiny hook at the end of my wires, dip it in a mixture of 1 part meringue powder to one part water and shake off excess, then I put my ball into the wire. Then I let it dry on the table for an hour or so THEN hang it upside down.

Oh, I add a little gum-tex to my fondant also.

It sounds like your fondant is too soft to hold its own weight on a wire.
Hope this helps.

madgeowens Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 4:55am
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Yes, I messed up my fondant with too much colr I think and it was horrible to work with. I finally used gumpaste but they are so dull as you can see in the pic on my page.....what can I do to remedy that? Yes DUff wires have a loop

tanyascakes Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 8:58am
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A little pearl or luster dust could help you get a shine on the balls. HTH

cakestars Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 1:19pm
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i would try cutting straws and inserting the wires in those. i also noticed with the wires mine fell over and this worked for me...good luck!

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