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post #31 of 267
thanks for the info...great thread
post #32 of 267
Yes, it is better to be safer than sorry. You would not want a wire to be left in accidently by the reception venue staff when cutting and serving the cake. Same goes for all that inedible cake bling that people like to use, beads, sequins, etc
post #33 of 267
I still put every wire in a coffee stirrer even SS or Copper. A lot of these products aren't manufactured here and other countries have different regulations on what materials can be used . Besides I think when the customer cuts the cake and starts taking out the wires it looks more professional, clean and safe. I wouldn't want to pay good money for a cake and see bare metal wires stuck in it. I also wipe the straws down with clear vanilla extract because the alcohol in it sterilizes the straw before inserting.

I agree better to err on the side of safety!
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post #34 of 267
What are posey picks - tooth picks? I tried finding them on Global Sugar and was not successful.

What are flower spikes? Those green plastic tubes where you put fresh flowers in and add water?

Sorry don't mean to sound so stupid.
post #35 of 267
Damnit. icon_mad.gif I suppose that left over chicken wire from my coop project is outta the question then, eh?
























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Originally Posted by Peridot

What are posey picks - tooth picks? I tried finding them on Global Sugar and was not successful.

What are flower spikes? Those green plastic tubes where you put fresh flowers in and add water?

Sorry don't mean to sound so stupid.



"Posey picks" is another term for flower spikes, which are these:

They are NOT the green tubes designed for holding fresh floral stems in water, which are not food-safe.
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post #37 of 267
You know when I think about wires in cake I think about the OKSAS rules and how you can't have any wires sticking in your cake.

I'm glad you started this thread because there are times we use items that are not intended to be used with food products with out really thinking about it.

So far when I have wired flowers for a cake topper, I put the wires in to a ball of fondant or gumpaste.
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post #38 of 267
Is there a food safe wire you can buy? I've never used wire in cake, but eventually I might need to depending on the design. I'm curious though, I think very highly of Pink Cake Box Cakes and her designs seem to use a lot of fondant decorations on wire. In this one particular cake you can see that the wires are definately stuck right into the cake, no straws. So I am assuming she uses a food safe wire and I'd love to know where to get it. Any ideas?
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post #39 of 267
http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake1041.jpg

this is the photo of the cake, i was trying to post the image but i couldn't get it to work
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post #40 of 267
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I swear, there is no wonder why there is so much cancer and other illness in the world. It seems like they stick the most toxic chemicals in things they really shouldnt. I had just received an email from a friend warning not to use the swifter wetjet if you have animals or pets because it contains antifreeze! That means if your baby is crawling on what you think is your clean floor, or your dog walks across the floor, then cleans his paws or you know babys put everything in their mouth. And voila, they can get poisoned. Its just sad that simple things in life have to be be thought twice before using.
Ive always been a drinking straw advocate, but waiting to hear what kind of toxic plastic they use to make those next!
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I bet this is a wake-up call for a lot of people. thumbs_up.gif Thanks



Thanks Candy and Cakepro! It sure is for me!!! I really had no idea! icon_surprised.gif
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post #42 of 267
Thanks for posting this - it's exactly what I needed to know. When picking out wire, what wire do you use? Do you go to the jewelry section? Is ther a specific brand or something? I want to do something similar to what is shown in that Pink Box Cake photo........ but I wasn't sure where to begin with trying to find wire and then how do you keep it from "sagging" under the weight of the fondant?
post #43 of 267
I was just on Lindy Smith's website. You can pre-order her new Cake Jewelry DVD. She also sells an extensive line of wires that she uses for her designs. Some really neat colored wires too. Many of her cakes have the wire sticking out the top, BUT since I have not seen her DVD or any of her cakes close up I do not know if she sticks the wires right into the cake or uses some sort of straw method. And I'd be curious to know if her wires are 'food-safe'?
Here's the link to the wires in her online store:
http://www.lindyscakes.co.uk/OnlineShop-Wires.htm
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post #44 of 267
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Originally Posted by SHogg

Is there a food safe wire you can buy? I've never used wire in cake, but eventually I might need to depending on the design. I'm curious though, I think very highly of Pink Cake Box Cakes and her designs seem to use a lot of fondant decorations on wire. In this one particular cake you can see that the wires are definately stuck right into the cake, no straws. So I am assuming she uses a food safe wire and I'd love to know where to get it. Any ideas?



I did my internship at Pink Cake Box and Anne uses standard floral wire (the type that comes bagged in 18" lengths, from the craft store), and yes they are stuck straight in the cake.
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post #45 of 267
Thank you so much PinkZiab!!!! That's awsome to know, I have seen them in the store.
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