How Do You Keep Them Where You Put Them?

Decorating By platinumlady Updated 28 Sep 2011 , 12:36am by platinumlady

platinumlady Posted 23 Sep 2011 , 3:21am
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I am wanting to put some stars shooting out of the cake with the wires ..... I tried Wilton's new food safe wires & it just slide & started tearing the fondant. icon_sad.gif Luckily it was a busy cake & I was able to cover it. I don't know if the stars on the wire was too heavy or is there something that I need to put in the cake itself to hold them up.

I see them in many cakes can someone please share how to do it?
Thank you

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icer101 Posted 23 Sep 2011 , 3:32am
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icer101 Posted 23 Sep 2011 , 3:37am
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poohsmomma Posted 23 Sep 2011 , 1:32pm
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I cut a plastic drinking straw the depth of the cake. I melt some chocolate or candy melts-whatever is handy- and fill the straw with that. Then I stick two or three wires in the straw and pop it in the freezer for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens. I stick the straw into the cake. You can move and reposition the stars (or whatever is on your wire) without tearing the cake.

To get the melted chocolate into the straw, I stick a long straw into the cut piece of straw (you might have to make a little slit in the straw so it will narrow at the end and slide in) and just suck the chocolate up into the short straw, then remove the straw that I put my mouth on.

I put several in one straw because I like the look of several emanating from the same spot instead of sticking out everywhere.

Here's what it looks like:

platinumlady Posted 23 Sep 2011 , 11:20pm
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Thank you all so very much! I'm doing a cake & been given free reign to do what I pretty much want to with it...& that is a look I've always wanted to do ... So thank you all once again...Have a great Weekend

tesso Posted 24 Sep 2011 , 7:19am
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your gauge of wire changes with the size of each star and how you want it to look, thats what I did with these cakes

and this one

platinumlady Posted 28 Sep 2011 , 12:36am
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@ tesso you put the wires directly into the cake?

I ending up using the coffee stirrers. But I used royal icing instead of chocolate (for times sake) ... I will try the chocolate next time. But @ poohsmomma I don't think I'm comfortable sucking on a straw that I'm putting in someone's cake. The health department would shut me down really quick for that one. Even if you cut away the part that your mouth was still leaves room for lord knows what to get on the other part of the straw & chocolate.

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