Floral Wire

Decorating By and_then_there_was_cake Updated 2 Jun 2011 , 8:30pm by TexasSugar

and_then_there_was_cake Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 7:01pm
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What gage floral wire should I use on gumpaste flower petals? ( I am working on a peony, orchids and tulips.) The wire I have is too thick because I can see it throught the petals. Also any advise on how to get it in the petal without it poking through?
Thanks!

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Lyndseyb52 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 7:07pm
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I have a selection and just choose by the size of petals, some are too fine and won't take the weight.

The trick is to leave a slightly thicker ridge where the wire will be, you can get a rolling mat that has ridges to do it for you. I roll out my gumpaste, then roll from either side leaving a thicker bit down the middle (if that makes any sense!)

Lyndsey xx

and_then_there_was_cake Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 7:15pm
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Thanks!
Should I put the wire in before I use the petal cutters and veiner then? I was putting it in after I cut out the petal and before I used the veiner. I appreciate the help!

Lyndseyb52 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 7:19pm
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I'd put it in after the cutter and before the veiner as you'll probably squash it a bit.

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