Wires

Decorating By evans000 Updated 20 Sep 2011 , 12:47am by southerncross

evans000 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 12:21pm
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When i make an explosion of wires out of the cake i always wrap it in florists tape then put it in like a mini holder (sorry dont know the name) then put it in the cake.

When i was looking through the photo's i noticed people were using single wires out of the side of cakes (to be honest i want to try something different an explosion) but i read on this forum that the wire should not touch the cake due to lead in etc. I couldnt use the mini holder things as they're far too big to hold one wire.

Any ideas? can the wire just be wrapped in florist tape then straight into the cake, ive heard straws mentioned before but it would have to be a very very thin straw to hold a single wire.

Helen

17 replies
Dayti Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 1:22pm
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I think some people dip them in melted chocolate and leave to set, before sticking them in the cake. Florist tape isn't food safe...I don't think.

vgray Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 1:35pm
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The chocolate can crack and fall off the wire, and florist tape is not food safe. Use plastic wrap or the press and seal warp.

rosa369 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 2:17pm
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You can use a plastic straw and insert the wire in it and if is the wire is loose you can add some fondant inside the straw to secure the wire.

kakeladi Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 2:48pm
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Yes what rosa ^^^ said icon_smile.gif

Shellyw Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 2:59pm
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I use cocktail straws. The ones restaurants use in mixed drinks. They are thin enough for one wire. you can buy them at a liquor store or party supply store.

Cupcations Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 3:24pm
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I always wondered the same thing.. Thanks for posting this question icon_smile.gif
I also saw wires on cupcakes!! I was thinking of trying that but had the same problem/question. The straw technique probably wont work so ill try the cut & seal idea
Great info & suggestions thanks thumbs_up.gif

evans000 Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 3:34pm
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Thanks guys, i'll give them all a try i think

BlakesCakes Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 3:43am
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Coffee stirrers and hollow plastic lollipop sticks work very well for single wires.

Rae

rozben Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 4:13am
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I use spaghetti, the hollow type for my single wires. cheap!!
Roz.

handymama Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 4:16am
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Hollow spaghetti?

BlakesCakes Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 4:34am
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Originally Posted by handymama

Hollow spaghetti?




Bucatini


Rae

rozben Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 4:57am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by handymama

Hollow spaghetti?




yes, Hollow icon_biggrin.gif I just went and grabbed the packet, it is tubular, and its made by Divella and its called Buchatini 6 its a product of Italy, and was imported into Aust

Roz

sumerae Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 1:57am
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I "paint" mine with melted chocolate and then stick them in the little coffee stirrer thing. I have looked for hollow spaghetti, someone told me about it but haven't found it yet, I like the idea of sticking fondant into the straw if it's a bigger straw!

loves2bake Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 11:53pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rozben

I use spaghetti, the hollow type for my single wires. cheap!!
Roz.



I didn't know they made 'hollow' spaghetti.. Great idea!

loves2bake Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 11:54pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rozben

I use spaghetti, the hollow type for my single wires. cheap!!
Roz.



I didn't know they made 'hollow' spaghetti.. Great idea!

tmgarcia_98 Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 12:13am
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I coat my wires in wax from a birthday candle. It is super simple and quick. All you do is light the candle, and as the wax melts, rub the candle around the part of the wire that will stick in the cake.

I like to use colored candles instead of white, so it is easy to see if I missed any spots.

southerncross Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 12:47am
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I use fine gauge stainless steel wire.

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