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post #151 of 268
Hi, newbie to the forum here and still new to advanced decorating techniques though my partner and I LOVE pushing the envelope for cakes (our favorite reply is "oh, WOW, how'd you DO that?!")...

It seems most folks here are looking for wires to poke out as support and extension of flowers and spray affects from a cake... however, the straw thing won't work for using wire as armature to sculpt and build up modeled characters... honestly, we used a plastic coated floral wire to model up a 13" figurine for a cake a couple months ago, sculpting modeling chocolate to it and piping on details with royal icing. We also sculpted a fondant tree (was about 10" tall) molding the fondant to the same armature wire... We've also done figurine work using thin dowels, but that eliminates any way of making realistic poses.

What kind of wire would be recommended for this kind of application?
post #152 of 268
I cover my wire with thick fondant & yes it does leave a nice big hole, but so far i've been able to incorporate a piece of fondant over that.....I'm wondering about the straws now, that's new info for me

Thanks!!!
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post #153 of 268
saffire, I've contacted a company that offers stainless steel wires (for jewlery use) inquiring if these could be considered food safe, waiting on their reply. Within the next 2-3 days I expect some news, if you want to pm me, would gladly share this information with you
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post #154 of 268
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Originally Posted by what_a_cake

saffire, I've contacted a company that offers stainless steel wires (for jewlery use) inquiring if these could be considered food safe, waiting on their reply. Within the next 2-3 days I expect some news, if you want to pm me, would gladly share this information with you



pm sent! and thank you again!
post #155 of 268
Wow, did not have a clue about the wires and floral tape. I'm so grateful for the post and this website. I'm a novice and just got into decorating with gumpaste about 3 months now.
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post #156 of 268
Hey has anyone posted anything about Duff Goldman's products, that line sells "cake wires"

http://www.duff.com/products/uniquely-duff/duff-decorative-cake-wires
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post #157 of 268
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Originally Posted by Saffire

Hi, newbie to the forum here and still new to advanced decorating techniques though my partner and I LOVE pushing the envelope for cakes (our favorite reply is "oh, WOW, how'd you DO that?!")...

It seems most folks here are looking for wires to poke out as support and extension of flowers and spray affects from a cake... however, the straw thing won't work for using wire as armature to sculpt and build up modeled characters... honestly, we used a plastic coated floral wire to model up a 13" figurine for a cake a couple months ago, sculpting modeling chocolate to it and piping on details with royal icing. We also sculpted a fondant tree (was about 10" tall) molding the fondant to the same armature wire... We've also done figurine work using thin dowels, but that eliminates any way of making realistic poses.

What kind of wire would be recommended for this kind of application?



I guess if you're using the wires for support inside decorations like figurines or trees then you're not sticking the wires into part of the cake that is intended to be eaten, which is the issue. The figurines/trees are not likely to be eaten and you can tell people they're decoration only anyway.
post #158 of 268
Duff Cake wires..... WONDERED THE EXACT SAME THING icon_biggrin.gif
post #159 of 268
I just e mailed Duff to ask about safety issues with decorative wires
post #160 of 268
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I just e mailed Duff to ask about safety issues with decorative wires



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post #161 of 268
I would love to hear what he says.
post #162 of 268
The reply I received was the wires are food safe!
post #163 of 268
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

The reply I received was the wires are food safe!



Glad to hear that...I have some I bought and didn't know whether to use them after all the talk about wires.

But no explanation as to why they are food safe over other wires?

Thanks Madge for checking into it! thumbs_up.gif
post #164 of 268
no, thats all they said....your welcome
post #165 of 268
I made my first sugarpaste flowers the otherday. I ahd no florist wires so I just straightened out a paperclip. Paperclips are made of galvanised steel.

Assume thats slightly better???
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