Good morning! I need some opinions. I'm making this cake for a wedding tomorrow and I can't figure out what to use for the curly black things. The bride bought some artificial flowers to use instead of these gumpaste ones, and I bought white wires to make the white curly things. But I can't figure out what material to use for the black ones. They aren't wires, because they are wider at the base. Does anyone have any ideas of what they are or what I could use to simulate this? Thanks so much!
You could use ribbon that had been stiffened with a little sugar and water.
You dissolve the sugar in some boiling water add the ribbon , wring it out and then let it dry in the shape you want.
Personally , I would just cover wires with black tape and bend into shape.
There was a post about this a few days ago. I believe it is fake Bear Grass which can be purchased online at ebay in numerous colours.
Hope that helps. Take Care
I think I've found it. Flat florist wire.
Thanks so much for all the help! I did a google search for artificial bear grass on cakes and I think that's definitely what it is. It apparently can be curled like ribbon. Since I need it tomorrow night, I called some local florists and surprisingly a lot of them carry it, both fresh and artificial. So I'm going to get a bunch of artificial tonight and hopefully it curls the way I want!