Sticking Flowers With Wire Stems Into A Cake

Decorating By Immelda Updated 18 Feb 2015 , 5:50pm by shanter

Immelda Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 6:47am
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Hi everybody.

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

6 replies
KellyKSD Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 7:30am
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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.

Bluehue Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 7:41am
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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

Immelda Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 8:56am
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Great Ideas. Thank you very much.

Appreciate it

maybenot Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 9:50pm
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I like straws of various bores so that I can accommodate singles [coffee stirrers], small groups [regular drinking straw], or bunches [bubble tea straws].

Immelda Posted 18 Feb 2015 , 9:57am
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oh great tip.


thanks so much' maybenot'

shanter Posted 18 Feb 2015 , 5:50pm
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Plastic coffee stirrers with two holes are also useful.

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