could you just use thin red jewelry wire, and make sure they take them off the figure before serving? If not I have been able to make very tiny things with straight gumpaste, I would make all three sections separatley and after they dry glue them together with gumpaste glue. It is hard to make tiny tiny things.
Thanks for the ideas! They are going to be pretty small and I had seen pictures that looked like others used jewelry wire I just didn't know that they made red jewelry wire. I'll have to see if I can find some.