Wire-In-Cake Question

Decorating By tsal Updated 29 Nov 2010 , 7:59pm by costumeczar

tsal Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 1:37pm
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Hi,

So I know not to stick wires directly in my cakes, but I have the following questions:

If I use coffee stir sticks to cover the wire, do I have to bend the stir stick at the end to avoid the wire sticking out of the bottom of the stir stick into the cake? Also, if I do use a stir stick, won't it create a hole in my fondant when I push it through? How do I avoid this?

Thanks for your help!

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playingwithsugar Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 1:59pm
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No matter what you use for support, you are going to make a hole in your fondant.

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Goldberry Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 4:59pm
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the hole in the fondant isn't the issue, its having something that is not food safe inserted into a cake - ie a non sterile wire. I'd say the stir stick suggestion may well work and yes you would have to ensure that wire could not come into contact with the cake.

hope that this is useful. I always use Posy Picks when I have wires that need to go into the cake

playingwithsugar Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 5:26pm
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Originally Posted by Goldberry

the hole in the fondant isn't the issue




I guess you missed this part of OP's post. Apparently it's an issue to him/her -

"Also, if I do use a stir stick, won't it create a hole in my fondant when I push it through? How do I avoid this? "

OP -

Insert the stir stick first, then thread the wire through the hole.

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LogansMommie Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 5:55pm
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Instead of bending the stirrer, can you fill the end of it with say royal icing or fondant/gumpaste and let it dry to create a "stopper"? Maybe you can cover/hide the hole with a fondant/buttercream decoration of some kind.

tsal Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 7:07pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldberry

the hole in the fondant isn't the issue, its having something that is not food safe inserted into a cake - ie a non sterile wire. I'd say the stir stick suggestion may well work and yes you would have to ensure that wire could not come into contact with the cake.




This particular post's issue is the hole, not the wire (that's why I started off saying, 'I know not to stick wires directly in my cakes').

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costumeczar Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 7:59pm
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You could always just use melted chocolate to stick the gumpaste to the cake and avoid inserting anything into it. It will dry rock hard and you won't be able to reposition the flowers without tearing the fondant, though. No holes, but a different issue.

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