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post #166 of 268
what about the wires sold by globalsugarart? are they food safe?
post #167 of 268
what gauge of wire would you use for gumpaste stars shooting out of a cake? what is the brand of wire that you use?
post #168 of 268
Wow, thanks so very much for the info! I am a newbie to baking and just sent a cake out with a full bouquet of sugar paste sweet peas ALL on floral wire.....I had no idea! Will not do that again!
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post #169 of 268
I find that I like to put a wooden stick into the straws. sometimes my wooden sticks are too big. I discovered that using the red straws used for Ices with the little "spoon" at the bottom end work well for this situation. Just snip off the spoon with a scissor first. Have a great cake day! Tarina-rina
post #170 of 268
Thanks for this post. Just the other day I wanted to know what I could use instead of wire to stick into cakes. I know not to use wire, and I have never heard of posy picks. Thanks for this thread.
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Grandma, I continued with my cakes. All that you taught me I am taking with me as I move forward. I miss you. Everytime I mix my batter please lay your hands on the mixer. Everytime I show my cakes it's "OUR" work on display. I hope I make you proud!
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post #171 of 268
Hi there. when I put stars or other items on my cake that I want to stick straight up I use uncooked spaghetti! Good thing about that is although it is not cooked if a child gets it they can eat it and it would be OK.. If you use wire that has been discussed. If you use a toothpick they may stick themselves! Also spaghetti is thinner and not as visible. Also if you stick it into your gum paste before it fries it is very easy to break to size and easy to stick into the cake. Have a great cake day! icon_smile.gif
post #172 of 268
Thank you for this information, I never knew that and love the tips on the straws and icing sugar - very clever thumbs_up.gif
post #173 of 268
I use coffee stirrers to stick my wire in and then stick it in the cake.
post #174 of 268
thank you for this info--I am a beginner cake decorator and have not wired flowers because I could not figure out how to put them on cake -I did not want to put wire into cake...I am going to try the straw method, sounds great.
Thank you again for posting this!
post #175 of 268
What about brands like Duff that are made and marketed SOLELY for the purpose of use in cake? There would be some serious liability issues if those were not made EXPLICITLY cake safe no?
post #176 of 268
The cake stores in England sell cake safe wires so we don't have this problem!
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post #177 of 268
What are posey picks?
post #178 of 268
Hi! I read some of the posts, but didn't have time for 12 pages worth, so I'm sorry if this idea has already been put out there, but GLOVES!!!

Yesterday I needed to use a wire in my cake because the customer wanted a gravity defying umbrella icon_smile.gif. Sooo, I cut a finger off of a plastic food-safe glove! I slipped the wire inside it, and voila! Perfect!

The straw idea is great, too, but i had to double-bend the wire to make it sturdy enough to hold the umbrella, so it was too wide for a straw.
post #179 of 268
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A coffee stir straw would have been better. The finger from a glove remained in the cake after the client removed the wire. I can only hope that someone did not get that piece of cake only to discover a cut-off finger from a glove in it. If I discovered that in my piece of cake, I would not be happy!

If the wire is too loose inside the straw, simply pipe some royal icing or chocolate or candy melts in there to secure it....or try using the very narrow coffee stir straws.
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post #180 of 268
Wow! Great tips! Thanks!
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