AFirst time sugar flower maker here! Make the silly rookie mistake of using wire that's not strong enough. I need to make a topper with these flowers. Anyone any advice on how to do this without styrofoam?
double the wire -- twist it together maybe -- or triple it -- be sure that your wire is simply moistened -- in fact i wipe off some of the 'glue' so the wire is only moist
AI hope this helps, take a stronger gauge wire that will hold your flowers or skewers. Make royal icing and pipe a mound on wax paper squares, stick the skewers in and turn the skewer or wire up-right with the mound on top in a Styrofoam square or cake dummy to dry for at least a 24 hr period. Clip the old wire off the back of the flower and glue the flowers to the dried RI mound on the skewer or wire with RI, for large flower, if possible, let it dry face down, if it is smaller flower, let them dry like before, with flower on top. Dye the RI green or leave white. I had to do this before, the same thing happened to me. This is an old Wilton method, you can find on the web - Best Wishes
ASorry, you can use sharpened gum-paste cones on wire and skewer as well!
I stick my wires into a small mound of fondant.
Thanks so much for the help everyone. Cake turned out fine. Phew!