Cake Wire???

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 29 Apr 2013 , 10:43am by Mikel79

Mikel79 Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 11:32pm
post #1 of 4

Hi Cakers!


I'm getting ready to purchase some paper covered cake wire.  I am going to be placing some fondant decorations at the end of them and stick them in the cake.  



I need a strong gauge wire.  I forget if lower the number the strong or higher the number the strongest???


I found some 16 gauge, is this a strong wire?



BTW, I will be coating the wire in chocloate and might even place them inside tea stirrers for added protections from touching the cake, I just forgot how to determine which gauge is the strongest???




3 replies
Chellescakes Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 12:13am
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The lower the number the thicker the wire, please use the stirrers to place them in the cake , chocolate can melt  into the cake and be consumed , or people are tempted to lick them when they are removed , therefore exposing customers to what are usually lead wires. 

Chellescakes Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 12:14am
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Oh and a 16 is pretty thick 

Mikel79 Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 10:43am
post #4 of 4

Thank you!

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