Stars On Wires

Decorating By Andrea_Mamie Updated 27 Sep 2009 , 8:23pm by jdconcc

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Andrea_Mamie Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 7:16pm
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Im gonna be making a baby shower cake, and Id like to put stars on wires as a topper.

Do I need any kind of base to stick them into? Its going to be a buttercream cake, is that going to be strong enough?

What kind and gauge of wire is the best?

Any other tips or suggestions you can give would be great!! Thanks!

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mytyjoyoung Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 7:26pm
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I actually used straws inserted into the cake to lend support to the wires. hope this helps.

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indydebi Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 7:32pm
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coffee stirrers work great too and they make a smaller hole than straws.

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pbeckwith Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 7:54pm
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If you're doing MMF on it's own, give yourself an extra week or two to dry (or put them in the oven with just the light on-NO heat). I used 18 gauge wire, dipped the end of the wire in meringue powder/water "glue", threaded up to three different sized stars on some of the wires. I could fit 3 wires into the coffee stir straws and they held up great.

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jdconcc Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 8:23pm
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I did this on an 18th Birthday cake a while ago and used a flower pick to hold all the wires together in a spray. I put a little fondant in the flower pick to cement the wires. Also I mixed tylo powder with the fondant to make the stars and butterflies they dried so much quicker.

Hope this helps

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