Two Questions...need Help

Decorating By bakermommy4 Updated 26 Apr 2009 , 8:55pm by poohsmomma

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bakermommy4 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 6:03pm
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First question is that I'm having the hardest time finding a really good crusting buttercream that will mix up smoothly. Can someone help me and maybe lead me to a great crusting recipe?

Next...I need to know....what kind of wires are those that I see on several different cakes that have stars or hearts or other things like that. Maybe I'm not being clear but, I thought it was some sort of florist wire...but I tried that and my fondant hearts just fell over...I could not keep the wires in an upright position....HHHHHHHEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPP


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Mme_K Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 6:51pm
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For a good crusting buttercream, try Indydebi's recipe here on CC:

I've had great success with it and people love it. I make sure I whip it a long time, it comes out nice & white & tastey!
As far as the wires go, try putting a straw or coffee stir stick in the cake, then sliding the wires into that. Secure it with a dab of RI so the wire doesn't flop around.


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bakermommy4 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 8:32pm
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Thanks soon as I finished reading your post...a light bulb went off over my head like ummmm duh that makes sooo much sense.

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brincess_b Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 8:52pm
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the wire is floristry wire. how well it stands up also depnds on the guage of the wire. if it is to high a number (too thin) then it will not be able to support anything. most people use between a 16 and 24 guage wire. the heavier the object, the lower number (thicker wire) you need, and it depends whether you want it to stay straight, or bend slightly.

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poohsmomma Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 8:55pm
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You've got to go with Indydebi's recipe. I just posted a "testimonial" on the Cake Decorating thread. It works great and is really smooth.

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