Cakemommy2012 Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 4:27am
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I am getting ready to do a Angry Birds cake and want one of the Birds to actually "fly" off the slingshot.  I've never used wire before in a cake and am unsure of what gauge would be recommended for such a project---thanks for any advice!

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shanter Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 7:04am
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You might want to read these:

http://cakecentral.com/t/632290/for-those-who-stick-wires-in-cakes

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/671305/debate-about-floral-wire-in-cakes

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/700994/wire-question

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/117681/wires-in-cakes

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/479523/wires-on-cake-my-new-enemy

 

cakecentral.com/t/103601/using-wire

 

I'm sure there's something about size. Lots about food safety.

Cakemommy2012 Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 12:24am
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Thanks for the Links--I had found most of them before asking my question.  All the links were very informative as to how to put the wires in,  but I need to know what gauge would hold a small Angry Bird.  Some people mentioned between an 18-22 gauge-however most only held a few decorative pieces or a small ball.

howsweet Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 3:30am
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18 g should be fine. Especially if you use stainless steel wire.
 

Cakemommy2012 Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 12:06am
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Thank you Howsweet!  =-)

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