I am making my first flower basket cake. Can someone please tell me if I make some of the flowers on stems using wire, can I stick them in the cake just like that or do they need to be covered or something.
Thanks very much
You definitely should NOT stick wires directly into the cake for food safety reasons. I have only made a few cakes with wired flowers, but for those I stuck plastic straws into the cake, then stuck the wire into the straw (so the wire never touches part of the cake that will be eaten). I suppose you could just cover the wire with something that was food safe, but I actually liked having the added stability of the straw in the cake as well. I'm sure others will reply with other ideas.
I use the Cake/Flower Picks....
Wash them - then rinse with boiling hot water - allow to air dry
Fill with fondant
Insert into cake
Then place your decorated wires into the fondant
safer than having wires in a cake
Great Ideas. Thank you very much.
I like straws of various bores so that I can accommodate singles [coffee stirrers], small groups [regular drinking straw], or bunches [bubble tea straws].
oh great tip.
thanks so much' maybenot'
Plastic coffee stirrers with two holes are also useful.