mo63 Posted 6 Nov 2012 , 8:33pm
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Can anybody tell me what is used on this cake?

 

What are the blue and white plumes at the back with the stars made of ?

 

Can anybody help. Thanks.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37423040@N07/4009481338

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mo63 Posted 6 Nov 2012 , 9:04pm
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Maybe you can see them better in this picture

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakechester/3991368334/in/photostream/
 

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Nov 2012 , 9:34pm
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They are onion grass picks

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html;jsessionid=8A88AFB8865B74FF132949B9F8C2CA72?_nkw=onion+grass+picks&LH_PrefLoc=2&_arm=1&_armm=63&_ruu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_nkw%3Donion%2Bgrass%2Bpicks%26_arr%3D1&LH_AvailTo=15

You can curl the ends in the same way as you do with curling ribbon - ie run it over the end of scissors/knife
 

soledad Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 4:12am
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I think I have seen them at the dollar store.  I think it  is use to weight down the balloons.

 

Good luckthumbs_up.gif!

 

Ciao!

shanter Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 6:27am
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To me they look like bear grass, wider than onion grass. See this thread:

http://cakecentral.com/t/702326/multi-coloured-bear-grass

also

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Wedding-Supplies-/11827/i.html?_sac=1&_from=R40&_nkw=%22bear+grass%22

mo63 Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 6:55am
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Thank you to everyone for your replies. I have tried googling the onion grass but am having no luck as I live in England :(

 

I will keep trying though, somewhere must sell it.

 

Thanks again everyone :)
 

soozicake Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 8:56am
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Try the craftcompany.co.uk - non edible leaves,bear grass

ApplegumPam Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 9:10am
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Cake Chester IS in the UK  - send them an email, Jules is VERY helpful

mo63 Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 4:16pm

Thanks Sooziecake and Applegumpam for your help. I have just got home from work so havn't had a chance to search yet.

 

I went to my local dressmaking and hobby shop on the way home and found some leaves that look very similar to what I wanted so I am going to

see if they are what I need otherwise I will try emailing the cake shop and will look on the web tonight.

 

Do you think I should put them inside straws and treat them the same as if I were placing wires in my cake?

 

Sorry to be a pain but I am still learning even now :)

mo63 Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 4:17pm

Thankyou for your help. I am going to take a look now :)

Rosiepan Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 4:43pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COLOURED-BEAR-GRASS-ONION-GRASS-SUGARCRAFT-OR-FLORISTRY-/251175002169?pt=Uk_Crafts_Cake_Decorating_MJ&hash=item3a7b326039

These seem a good price. My local cake shopsupplies them so if you have one near tey them too.  You should put them in either a straw or posy pick, not directly in a cake. Just push a little sugar or flowerpaste in first to keep them upright and packed.

mo63 Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 6:33pm
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Originally Posted by Rosiepan 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COLOURED-BEAR-GRASS-ONION-GRASS-SUGARCRAFT-OR-FLORISTRY-/251175002169?pt=Uk_Crafts_Cake_Decorating_MJ&hash=item3a7b326039

These seem a good price. My local cake shopsupplies them so if you have one near tey them too.  You should put them in either a straw or posy pick, not directly in a cake. Just push a little sugar or flowerpaste in first to keep them upright and packed.

I have just looked at these and it is exactly what I wanted, I'm going to order them now.

 

Thank you so much :))))

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