Curly Wire Things

Decorating By xandra83 Updated 20 Mar 2009 , 9:17am by JaimeAnn

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xandra83 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 4:19am
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Okay, I've done some curly wire with balls on the ends, but they've never been really long. I was wandering if there was a tip to making the wire stay in the cake and not just going through the cake. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Here's a link to what I'm talking about. I think the wire would have to be pretty heavy gauge and I'm not sure how to keep it from cutting through the cake.
I would appreciate any help with this.

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anabelz01 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 9:09am
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Hi, I can't seem to see the cake you are refering to on the link, but when I do wire work - like a starburst topper I use a flower pick filled with gumpaste to anchor the wires, then once its all set and hard I just put it into the cake. I can't think right now what gauge wire I use, but if I have something heavy on the end sometimes I double up the wire. There is a starburst topper in my pictures if that helps??

Sorry I can't be of more help!

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JaimeAnn Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 9:17am
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You could also insert a straw or coffee stirrer into the cake and then put your wires into the straw.

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