I have tried many times, many different ways, to have shooting stars coming out of cakes but they always fall over. I never cover my cakes in fondant so I don't have the extra support of the fondant covered cake.
Any help or suggestions would be great!
Place them in coffee stir/straws.
I have tried drinking straws, but the wires seem to twist and turn and not stay where I put them. How would you get them to stay in place and not turn?
Maybe a blob of modelling paste in the end of the straw would hold the wire in place.
Or you could try using slightly thicker wire and thinner fondant/gumpaste stars - it may just be that the weight is too great, and a lighter, stronger combination will work.
is gumpaste lighter than fondant? I have made them really thin, but then the wire shows through.