Hi all, this is the first time I've posted so please bear with me! I was just hoping someone here would be able to point me in the right direction with what wires to use for that springy look, where the spade, club, diamond and heart from a deck of cards are made in fondant then mounted on the ends of wires. I've seen to use floral wire, but wasn't sure if that would be springy or straight... :S I'm fairly new to cake decorating, so I apologise for not knowing the right terms to use! Any help would be gratefully accepted!
Duff's makes springy wires. I have seen them at Michael's. You can use floral but it would be more stiff.
AI'm not sure about the duff ones, I can't say because I've never used them. I use floral wire dipped in white chocolate and inserted into a small straw in the cake. You can get different gauges. I use them straight, like the ones in my avatar (which actually have the card symbols on them, lol) or I wrap the wires around something to give it that curled or "springy" look.
I used the Duff curly wires on a cake I made last summer. I cut stars out of fondant and "glued" them together at the top of each wire and it worked great. The Duff wires are fairly stiff, which is good if the decor you're sticking to each one is heavy...they won't droop. I found they worked really well for my application.
You can see them on the "6" of the "60" cake in my profile.