How Do I Anchor Balls On Wire On My Cake? (Whimsical Type)

Decorating By yelle66 Updated 25 Jun 2008 , 11:30pm by wgoat5

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yelle66 Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 7:51pm
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I had to rephrase that b/c I first wrote, how do I anchor my balls on a cake. icon_redface.gif Anyway, I have done a few of the whimsical type wired decos, but nothing very heavy b/c the cake doesn't support it. I have a BINGO cake for tomorrow and wanted to make some bingo balls and have them be wired above the cake (does that make sense-like the wire coming up out of the cake in spirals?) How do I put something that heavy first onto the wire and then supported by the cake?

TIA for any help,


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tiptop57 Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 9:12pm
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I use stronger floral wire and a piece of food safe nonflexible and non latex tubing and pound that down through the cake and into the 1/2 cardboard cake drum and place the wires into the tube.

Never, ever put wires directly into a cake, it is not food safe.

Then to get the fondant/gumpaste to attach to the wire I make a hook in the end of the wire, dip it into egg white (which is okay if nobody plans to eat it) for the glue and attach my object, let dry.


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KoryAK Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 10:02pm
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Depending on how heavy you are talking... just a skinny coffee-stirrer straw inserted into the cake first will work wonders.

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wgoat5 Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 11:30pm
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also .. if you make a tiny hook at the end of the wire... then (have a candle lit) heat the tip of the wire... push it into the ball .. it will instantly glue itself to the inside of the ball icon_wink.gif

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