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post #196 of 268
Thanks so much for the tip!!!!!
post #197 of 268
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Originally Posted by FootprintsCakeArt

just a thought........

what do they make celebration/birthday candle holders that are inserted into cakes from? are these food safe?? also does anyone know where i can order large posy picks from about 15mm wide for large cake topper displays?



If I do a bouquet for the topper of a cake I use the Wilton hollow columns and cut them down, it works perfectly and if the bride uses the bouquet topper as her "throwing" bouquet there is no grease. I usually wrap this bouquet with floral tape and then a layer of stretch lace (sold where sewing notions are sold).
post #198 of 268
Thanks for the info. I had never thought to use straws to anchor the wires!
post #199 of 268
Has anyone else thought to worry about them?
They are so slick for attaching ribbon to cake. The coffee straw method would work with them too.
Great suggestion.
post #200 of 268
Hi !
What about the wire and tape that Wilton sales? I just bought it yesterday at Michaels and it is for cake flowers. I try several options for my roses and they are to heavy to stand and you can't hang them on less it's wire.
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post #201 of 268
You can also wrap them with florist tape.

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post #202 of 268
I haven't read through every page of this thread, so maybe this has already been mentioned... but I saw on a different website that someone suggested getting the wires orthodontists use for braces since they would have to be food safe. I have no idea what the cost would be or what gauge wire is available, but thought it was an interesting idea to look into
post #203 of 268
We used the straws at our shop. Sometimes, we rolled gumpaste for the bottom to plug the straw. And, in order to full up space you can wrap heavy-duty plastic wrap if youn still have a little too much space.

I, also, used straws for tiered cake for stability, easier that wooden dowels.
post #204 of 268
I actually read the whole 14 pages lol
Ok I may have some haters for this, but I do insert my wires directly into my cakes as long as it is not a fruitcake. The wires I buy are intended for cake use and I buy them at a well known cake shop that also inserts them directly into their cakes. They are covered in paper. I understand that IF it is illegal in your country to do so (like in the UK) then of course you shouldn't. For myself though, I do not believe that having paper covered wires in my cakes for less than 24 hours can cause poisoning. As for someone cutting them up and choking on them, I think that is totally unfeasible. They need to be cut with wire cutters so I don't see how a knife would get through them without being noticed. I tell my customers everything that needs to be removed from the cake including dowels, ribbon etc etc and any wires of course. There are ALOT of ways that a cake can be contaminated...most edible products can have a % of foreign matter in them before they are considered dangerous - even things like chocolate. I appreciate all the ideas you have given - and am not against using them at all if the circumstance called for it...but i do not believe that inserting my paper covered wires into my cakes will EVER come close to poisoning anyone.
post #205 of 268
So glad i read this thread! I learn so much from all of you icon_smile.gif Thanks!
post #206 of 268
Thanks for the straw info. I'm actually making cake this week with tulips to be placed in the cake. I was wondering how to secure them in place in the cake without just sticking the wire directly into the cake. Very helpful.
post #207 of 268
When using wires I always put them into coffee stirrers or straws.... I have a cake to do this weekend that calls for stars shooting out of the top of the cake. Can anyone give me advice on how to make these? Do you make them thick and insert the wire into the star or attach the wire with candy melts? Thanks for your help! (I am making them a couple of days ahead so they can dry.)
post #208 of 268
If you've ever taken the gum paste flowers class from Wilton, they tell you to make your flowers on short pieces of uncooked spaghetti. I had a bit of a problem with heavier flowers breaking the spaghetti (might be able to use shorter pieces), but for smaller ones it's really pretty perfect. Toothpicks work well for this also.

Thanks for this post!
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post #209 of 268
Wow! I have used craft wire on a few occasions! Thanx for opening up my eyes! Great ideas and suggestions!
post #210 of 268
How much and where you buy those wires? normal supermarket? and is it safe?
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