What Guage Of Floral Wire?

Decorating By amberkw Updated 16 Nov 2009 , 11:42pm by PinkLisa

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amberkw Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 4:16am
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What guage of floral wire do you use for hanging fondant balls & cutouts to decorate the tops of your cakes? Where is the cheapest place you have found it? Thanks in advance!

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Texas_Rose Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 4:28am
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It depends on the size of the pieces you're making. The thickest I have used is 18 gauge, for large roses. I buy the wire on a spool at the craft store.

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khoudek Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:53pm
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Depends on the weight of the decoration. Any craft store would have them. You may try some floral supply websites...afloral.com is where I get mine as the gauge selection is greater than craft stores.

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JenniferMI Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 4:41pm
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I agree with the others... it really depends on how heavy an item you are putting on the wire.

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PinkLisa Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 11:42pm
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I have been making gumpaste orchids and lilies and really learned the hard way of how important the gauge of the wire is. I think that 20-24 gauge is more all-purpose, but really want to have all different gauges on hand. I REALLY don't like the non-cloth coated wire. The gumpaste just slips off. I love the cloth-covered wire. Good luck!

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