What Are These And Where Can I Get Them?

Decorating By livlou Updated 31 Dec 2011 , 5:53pm by allaboutcakeuk

livlou Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 8:52pm
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what are the other things sticking out of the cake with the wired stars?
can you buy these or have they made them, love this idea, looks so nice. icon_smile.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakechester/4163526853/in/set-72157622455107129

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Annabakescakes Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 9:04pm
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Originally Posted by livlou

what are the other things sticking out of the cake with the wired stars?
can you buy these or have they made them, love this idea, looks so nice. icon_smile.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakechester/4163526853/in/set-72157622455107129




I think they are a Duff product and you can get them at Michael's. I remember them being pretty expensive.

livlou Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 9:20pm
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Originally Posted by livlou

what are the other things sticking out of the cake with the wired stars?
can you buy these or have they made them, love this idea, looks so nice. icon_smile.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakechester/4163526853/in/set-72157622455107129



I think they are a Duff product and you can get them at Michael's. I remember them being pretty expensive.




thanks for reply, im in uk. shame tho they are really nice, do you know what they are made from?

Annabakescakes Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 9:27pm
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They are just wire. I would assume a food safe metal though I am not sure. You could make your own with some practice. I would use a thin straw in the cake to keep the metal from touching the cake.

shanter Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 6:29pm
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They look like ribbon to me, although I have no idea how they got them to stand up straight and then do the gentle curve at the end. Have you sent a PM to the maker and asked her/him?

Annabakescakes Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 7:27pm
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They look like ribbon to me, although I have no idea how they got them to stand up straight and then do the gentle curve at the end. Have you sent a PM to the maker and asked her/him?




They are wire. Duff has his name on them. You can get them at Michael's, and other cake and craft stores.

mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 7:35pm
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I am sure that you can buy something similar to these from a garden centre (where they sell products for flower arranging) or from hobbycraft stores, they might only be in green but you could spray them. HTH icon_smile.gif

shanter Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 11:33pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes

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Originally Posted by shanter

They look like ribbon to me, although I have no idea how they got them to stand up straight and then do the gentle curve at the end. Have you sent a PM to the maker and asked her/him?



They are wire. Duff has his name on them. You can get them at Michael's, and other cake and craft stores.




I looked at everything "Duff" on Michael's web site and there is nothing there that looks to me like flat narrow satin ribbon. The wires are the ones the snowflakes are hanging from in the OP's post, but the way I read her post, she was asking about the other things. Since my Michael's is over 20 miles away, I can't just pop in for a look, so I'll just assume that you're right. I must have misunderstood the original post.

Annabakescakes Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by shanter

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes

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Originally Posted by shanter

They look like ribbon to me, although I have no idea how they got them to stand up straight and then do the gentle curve at the end. Have you sent a PM to the maker and asked her/him?



They are wire. Duff has his name on them. You can get them at Michael's, and other cake and craft stores.



I looked at everything "Duff" on Michael's web site and there is nothing there that looks to me like flat narrow satin ribbon. The wires are the ones the snowflakes are hanging from in the OP's post, but the way I read her post, she was asking about the other things. Since my Michael's is over 20 miles away, I can't just pop in for a look, so I'll just assume that you're right. I must have misunderstood the original post.




I wasn't seeing flat, I was seeing wire, but I looked at the other pics on there and the thingies did look flat! I have come to the conclusion that I have no idea and I am sorry icon_redface.gif Now I am thinking it may be floral thingies that I have seen in Michael's... icon_redface.gif

soledad Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 12:38am
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You could contact her, and ask her. In the flicker post it shows she is from your area. She might be in a city close to you.

Good luck
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CIAO

esq1031 Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 12:47am
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Looks like ribbon but have no idea how she would get the ribbon to do that. I love the effect. i have the duff wire and that's not it.

shanter Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 1:01am
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If you'd rather not PM her, you can contact her from her web site:
http://www.cakechester.co.uk/contact-us/

shanter Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 1:04am
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Whatever those things are, she uses them on lots of her cakes and giant cupcakes:
http://www.cakechester.co.uk/cake-gallery/

carmijok Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 1:07am
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If you find out, report back! I'd like to know too! thumbs_up.gif

livlou Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 1:34am
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thanks for all you replies, i have emailed her to see if she will tell me, will report back if she replies icon_smile.gif

goodiegoddess Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 2:17am
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I have seen these before. They are made of a very thin wood, come in lots of colours and we can get them at the dollar store here.

I found a link so you can take a look........

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/redhalo.html

goodiegoddess Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 2:18am
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Here they are in black and white.....

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/glittersticks.html

shanter Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 2:40am
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Are those food safe?

andreamen1 Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 3:03am
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It's called bear grass you can find it on ebay

goodiegoddess Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 3:22am
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I usually put a small cocktail straw into the cake before adding any wire/flowers etc, just to make sure they do not touch the cake.

monkeykisses Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 3:41am
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It looks like a thick flat wire that we used in my daughters wedding arrangements, we got it from Joann's fabrics in the floral dept., several local florists also have this wire. Hope that helps

dldbrou Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 4:04am
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It looks like the ribbons that they make for curly hair bows. You cut the ribbon, wrap on a dowel, spray starch and bake in oven. Take them out of oven and unwind them. Of course for this look, you would not wind them up tight on a dowel. She probably put a few inside of a straw and inserted then in the cake. This is all guesswork on my part.

Here is a link to the bows to explain how it is done.


stefkovic Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 4:18am
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it is bear grass and to curl it you run your knife or sissors down it like you do curling ribbon, the wood sticks that some one else mentioned is called curly ting ting, i work in a floral shop and we get both in, so check with your local florist, but michaels or hobby lobby should also sell both, you need to go to the artifical floral dept.

livlou Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 12:05pm
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hi all, she replied to my message with a link on her website with a how to video which cost £5. she said they are grasses, and can by them from hobby craft in the uk. icon_smile.gif

allaboutcakeuk Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 5:53pm
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thanks for all you replies, i have emailed her to see if she will tell me, will report back if she replies icon_smile.gif





Hi i'm from the UK and will second Lisa and the others - it's a bear grass. I've used it in the original green but they do lots of other colours. I recently used silver and put it in a pick with the wires icon_smile.gif

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