I'm a beginner decorator with only have done 4 cakes for my kids birthdays etc. I recently completed my first cake covered in MM fondant and everyone LOVED it!! I'm preparing to make a "Rock Star" cake for my soon to be 5 year old and would like to make stars sticking out of the top layer of the cake. I've seen this done but not sure what is used for the "wire". Also, can I use just plain MM fondant for the shapes or is this normaly gum paste or something else? Please help!
You can get wires from Michael's. Chef Duff makes them. You can use just fondant, if you want. I use gumpaste, too because it dries harder.
dont just push the wires in with the findant stars,,, it pulls trough the cake. someone might have a better plan.. you can cut straws and put the wires into that I think. I tried it once without straws.. just in the cake and the weight pulled it through the cake
Be sure that you don't stick the wires directly into the cake since they are not food safe. You will want to use coffee stireers to actually stick into the cake and then stick the wires into the hollow stirer. Good luck and have fun!
I like to make the stars out of white chocolate using a mold. They can be painted or you can sprinkle edible glitter on them. Best of all, the kids will love eating them!
Thank you for all your replys!! Especially the ones about putting the straws into the cake first then the wires I will post pictures!! Her party is this Friday!
What kind of wire do you guys use and/or thickness?