How To: Standing Swirls & Twirls For Wedding Cake? Help

Decorating By Sassy82 Updated 7 May 2012 , 6:28pm by Rosiepan

Sassy82 Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 8:41pm
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I have a wedding cake due next week and I have no clue how OR what to use for the swirls and twirls it requires.. HELP !!!

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julz417 Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 8:53pm
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Looks like ribbon to me...very thin, maybe the curling type...HTH

Crazboutcakes Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 9:09pm
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This looks like a ribbon like julz said, this type of ribbon is not fabric but almost like the bows at christmas time, if that makes sense. Here is a you tube about it. Hope it helps.

Rosiepan Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 9:20pm
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I don't think it is curling ribbon as I don't think it would stand up like that. I think it is artificial bear grass and the white swirls look like coiled wire to me.

shanter Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 10:21pm
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I agree with Rosiepan: Bear grass.and wire.

kakeladi Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 12:45am
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well the white curly things are covered florist wire. don't know about the black ribbon-like stuff.

Sassy82 Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 12:58am
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Thank you everyone for your prompt replies.. Special thanks to Rosiepan; Your link was very helpful and I agree, it sure does look like artificial bear grass. I'M SO GLAD I REACHED OUT TO MY FELLOW BAKERS/CAKE DECORATING CONNOISSEURS.. icon_biggrin.gif

YOU ALL ARE THE BESTEST BEST !! . thumbs_up.gif


arlenej Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 2:04am
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I'd never heard of bear grass. I'm so glad I know of it now. You KNOW it's going on my next cake, right? Thanks Sassie82 and Rosiepan!

Crazboutcakes Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by arlenej

I'd never heard of bear grass. I'm so glad I know of it now. You KNOW it's going on my next cake, right? Thanks Sassie82 and Rosiepan!

I never heard of bear grass either! What is it and where do you find it?

Rosiepan Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 2:30pm
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Here in the UK we can buy it in local cake supply shops. You can try ebay.
If you scroll to the bottom of this link you can see the different colours you can buy.

KoryAK Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 6:16pm
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Yep! Bear grass and white-covered wire.

Sassy82 Posted 7 May 2012 , 6:07pm
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Well, Just wanted to thank you all AGAIN.. And to show you guys the wedding cake =)

BTW.. After days of searching via the web and only finding the BEAR GRASS being sold in the UK; meaning having to wait a week or too to recieve it (not an option for this cake cause it was due ASAP !)

I started hunting for it at local floral places and found it at a Local Michaels Arts and Crafts store.. I'm not sure if every Michaels sells it cause the first one i went to the floral lady had NO IDEA what it was and the floral area was very disorganized.. luckily I didnt give up there and went to another location.. =)

AND to color the Bear grass , use DESIGN MASTER spray paint (ALSO found at Michaels.. Wouldnt recommend using the GLOSSY type though)

Sassy82 Posted 7 May 2012 , 6:10pm
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oh... boy... I have NO idea why it has the cake pix so many times.. I even deleted the post , refreshed and tried reposting .. still came out with repeated images.. SORRY GUYS !! ::annoying:: icon_confused.gif

Rosiepan Posted 7 May 2012 , 6:28pm
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So glad you managed o find it. The cake looks fab by the way.

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