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post #256 of 267
Look when I said wire I was thinking you guys knew the ones sold for food use....if I said put flour in ur cake you know which to use right? Take it easy. I was thinking wraping around the berrys not in them...someone asked for help I was trying to help looks like I will not do that any more seeing how you have all that's needed.......
post #257 of 267
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Originally Posted by southconft View Post

Look when I said wire I was thinking you guys knew the ones sold for food use....if I said put flour in ur cake you know which to use right? Take it easy. I was thinking wraping around the berrys not in them...someone asked for help I was trying to help looks like I will not do that any more seeing how you have all that's needed.......


I feel your frustration! People around here will rip your throat if they think you might even consider putting wire into cake!! Tread carefully! icon_smile.gif

post #258 of 267

That's just it: there isn't a whole lot of wire that can truly be described as food-safe. The only kinds that come to my mind immediately would be the skewers in a turkey lacing kit, and orthodontist's wire. Florist wire certainly isn't, and neither is the stuff you find in the K+S racks at, say, a model train shop.

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post #259 of 267

I am so glad that I stumbled upon this post.  I have been using wire in cakes but the wire that Duff sells in the cake aisle at the craft store.  Geez.. I never would have thought.  and the floral wire- I've used the wilton floral supplies found in the cake section as well.  The girl at the craft store told me that it is all food safe in that aisle when I was looking for metal to make a cutter. 

 

What if it was wrapped in tin foil.  would that be safe?

post #260 of 267

I would suggest using coffee stirrers to insert the wires in.  They are smaller and would be less noticeable.

post #261 of 267

Thanks for sharing this as I'm sure a lot of people were not aware of this.  I've been using straws and keep a variety of sizes on hand.

post #262 of 267

I have always used flower picks to put my wires in as they come in 3 to 4 sizes depending on the spray or decoration you are going to use and have always taught my students wires into cakes are one of the biggest no nos in Sugar craft

 

 

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post #263 of 267

Excellent advice!! Thank you!!! :)

post #264 of 267

Thank you for posting this. I do use the coffee and regular size straws, and it works like a gem! I find it definitely adds stability to the wire too :)

post #265 of 267
Good to know thanks!!
post #266 of 267

This is great advice but I thought it was standard practice.  Do people really stick wires straight into their cakes??!

post #267 of 267

Great information, thank you.:)

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