Attatching Wires To Fondant

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WeezyS Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 5:13pm
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I made some butterflies for a baby shower cake. How do I attatch wires to the back of them to insert them into the cake? Here is an example of the cake.



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Lynne3 Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 5:28pm
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wires should be inserted in them while they are still soft.

If it's too late for that, you can take a small strip of fondant and place it over the wire. But inserting while soft is the best way.

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mcaulir Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 11:39pm
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You could try using royal icing as well. If you have time, though, it might be easier to make more butterflies and insert the wires while soft.

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costumeczar Posted 3 Oct 2012 , 12:08am
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You could use cloth-covered wire, put the wire on the back of the butterfly and pipe melted white chocolate over them. When it cools off it should hold them.

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michellew Posted 3 Oct 2012 , 1:28am
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they would need to be attached using a little royal icing on the back, wire shouldnt be stuck directly in the cake, should be in a flower pick or a short straw as the wire will start to rust once in contact with a moist cake

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WeezyS Posted 3 Oct 2012 , 3:05am
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Thank You for your suggestions.
What gauge cloth-covered wire would you suggest using?

I have 18 ga. metal wire which may not work.

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