Wire Used For Flowers On Cakes

Decorating By Lenore Updated 28 Dec 2006 , 3:04am by Lenore

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Lenore Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 8:25pm
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Hello. I saw many lovely cakes that have flowers with silver wire used as stems. Is this a special kind of wire? I would like to try this for a cake I am making in February. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.

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sweet_as_tisse Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 9:54pm
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hi lenore

welcome to CC...

i have a few cakes in my pic's with wired explosions coming out of them, and all i use is florists wire, usually an 18 to 20 gauge...

i just buy mine in pre-cut lengths at my local craft shop...

i have also just started using jewelry wire to make some cake jewelry, and that was just purchased at a cheap shop that sells just about anything....

depending on where you live i would just try a hobby shop or some where that sell crafty stuff..

hope this helps some..

by the way, i love your newest cake, the flowers are gorgeous in that color...

kylie

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bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 10:01pm
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Welcome to CC!!! For my gumpaste flowers, I use anything from 18 to 30 gauge wires, depending on the flower, but they must be covered wires -- covered with that cotton fabric stuff. Don't use a plain wire, it just doesn't work. I personally like using the white wires so I can dust it with apple green to make a more real looking stem. These wires are found at any craft store. Good luck!

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vixterfsu Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 10:02pm
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just make sure that the tip that is in is covered with the floral tape well.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 10:05pm
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just make sure that the tip that is in is covered with the floral tape well.



Good point! You can also insert a small segment of drinking straw into the cake and put the wire stems in that so you don't have floral tape and wire touching your beautiful creation!

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vixterfsu Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 10:09pm
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Originally Posted by vixterfsu

just make sure that the tip that is in is covered with the floral tape well.


Good point! You can also insert a small segment of drinking straw into the cake and put the wire stems in that so you don't have floral tape and wire touching your beautiful creation!


YES, I LIKE THAT TOO!

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Lenore Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 3:04am
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Thanks to all for the warm welcome and expert advice!

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