HELP!!!! I am attempting to make some peonies with individual wired petals but as soon as I try to manipulate (move them around) the petals the wire pokes through!!!
I must add that humidity is high and the petals are not fully dry eventhough they have been drying for two days! Besides the humidity problem... I am afraid that I am not using the correct type of wire. I live in South America and when I request specific wire at the store they have no idea what I am talking about.... Do I HAVE to use floral wire? Is this wire extremely flexible? Or should it have some resistance??? Is the wire I am using maybe to thick?
Also added some gum tragacant to my sugarpaste becouse I read that it helps it dry faster and harder. But I see no difference...
What you need is cloth covered wire, 22-26 gauge depending on the size of petals.
is probably closest to your "local" or regional source. Excellent cutters of this brand sold in Canada.
I will try the wire you recommend. and the link you posted is great!
And the petals have to be thoroughly, absolutely, completely dry.
use gumpaste instead of fondant!