How Do I Make Barbed Wire?

Decorating By ConnieSue Updated 4 Nov 2010 , 3:06am by jsfairman

ConnieSue Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:00am
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I need to make some barbed wire for a wedding cake does anyone have suggestions for me? thanks

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tiggy2 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:04am
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Tere was great thread on this recently if you do a search.

CakesbyCarla Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:26am
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I think they make Twizzler's "Pull and Eat" licorice in black too. You could tie them together to form a long string, then take smaller swatches and tie them at even intervals down the main string to form your barbs.

Also black royal or buttercream could be piped on for this effect.

Finally, create it out of black fondant with and extruder and do the ties at intervals like I mentioned above with the peel and eat...

ConnieSue Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:37am
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Thanks CakesbyCarla, great idea! That sounds pretty simple too!

cakesondemand Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:46am
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I used a makin clay gun grey colored fondant then painted silver luster dust. Here is the link to my flickr page to view the cake

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakesondemand/3637105430/in/set-72157605851821878/

CakesbyCarla Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:48am
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No problem. Post some pics when it's done!

Susie53 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:54am
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Originally Posted by cakesondemand

I used a makin clay gun grey colored fondant then painted silver luster dust. Here is the link to my flickr page to view the cake

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakesondemand/3637105430/in/set-72157605851821878/




That's some great looking barbed wire!!

ConnieSue Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 2:01am
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cakesondemand that is some awesome barbed wire! I don't have a clay gun though....

cakesondemand Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 2:22am
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Iv heard using a playdough extruder works too.

kimmisue2009 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 2:24am
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I don't have an extrude either so I just rolled my gray fondant/gumpaste mixture by hand and twisted the strands together. Made some short pieces with points and twisted them in. I am total beginner and the cake wasn't great but the barbed wire was satisfactory. This is probably not a link but the pic is in my pics. It is a brown westerny cake with horse shoes on top.
http://media.cakecentral.com/gallery/681932/normal_1254572270.JPG

ConnieSue Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 11:30am
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Kimmiesue that barbed wire turned out really good, and the cake is adorable! Thanks so much!!!

Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 11:51am
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I used my small clay extruder ..made 2 small ropes and twisted them and broke small pieces off to tie around here and there for the barbs..Then I airbrushed a bit of rust on it..

jsfairman Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 3:06am
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http://fairmanscakes.webs.com/ on my page there is a pic of my cake with barb wire. i used just a cheap clay exturder i bought from michaels, it didn't neccesarily last, but i did use it a lot. just extrude some, twist in small sections, place barbs around where you connect pieces

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