What kind of wire do you use when making this kind of topper? I want to put stars on the end. Is there anything in particular I need to do to do that or do you just poke the end into the fondant?
I've heard of people doing them without anything on the ends of them, I however would recommend you have them insterted into a straw or such. Go to the craft department at wal-mart or where ever and in the beading section there are different gages of wire to choose from. Depending on how big the stars are you want placed depends on how heavy of a gage you want. Best of luck
Also there is wire in the flower department. Forgot to add that.
I've never used it but I think I've seen this question answered before. I think they are using floral wire and the putting coffee stirring straws in the cake to put the wire in so it doesn't come in contact with the cake. And if they spin put a little fondant in the straw to hold the wire in place. I'm sure someone who's done this will help if I'm wrong
I use the floral wire myself and wash them before I put them in the cake. I also curl the very tip that will go into the cake to help keep it in place.
Thanks! I looked in the flower department at WalMart last night and couldn't find it but I've got a Michael's coupon for 50% off so I'm going shopping tonight!!!
I recently saw another post where she used the coffee stirrer straws as previously mentioned, but then dipped the whole thing in chocolate to make sure the straw adhered to the wire.
Unless you are certain that there is no lead content in the wire, I would not suggest putting wire directly into the cake.
Thank you so much for your help!!!