What Are These Made From?

Decorating By nicoles0305 Updated 2 Jul 2012 , 7:04pm by Apti

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nicoles0305 Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 3:10pm
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Can anyone tell me what the bigger curled things on this cake are made from? They are not fondant/gumpaste right? A client is requesting something similar for their cake. Thanks!!
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sillyoldpoohbear Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 3:48pm
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They look like ribbon to me. The plastic kind you wrap gifts with. Looks like it's been split to get it fine & that would cause it to curl that way. The only other thing I've used that looks similar is artificial bear grass.

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sillyoldpoohbear Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 3:52pm
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They look like ribbon to me. The plastic kind you wrap gifts with. Looks like it's been split to get it fine & that would cause it to curl that way. The only other thing I've used that looks similar is artificial bear grass.

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WhistWight Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 4:06pm
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I agree with sillyoldpoohbear. It looks like curling ribbon to me too.

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kakeladi Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 6:34pm
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There was another post on this exact cake and ? some time back. I can't find the post now but we all agreed it was ribbon.

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Apti Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 7:04pm
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Nicole, you can replicate these almost exactly by purchasing a set of food-safe wires from Duff.

http://www.duff.com/products/uniquely-duff/duff%E2%84%A2-decorative-cake-wires

You can purchase with a coupon at Michael's or similar craft stores.

For the "rick rack" looking wires, I'd just purchase some floral gauge wire (not food safe), bend to shape, then dip the end that is going to be poked in the cake in chocolate so the wire doesn't touch the cake.

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