Hello everyone, I was wondering if there was anywire that is safe to insert into a cake. I found this: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=18831&name=Sunrise%20Floral%20Wire%20-%2028%20Gauge%20-White Sunrise Floral Wire which I found on Global Sugar Art, but I wasn't sure if was food safe. I figured if any wire is food safe this might be because it's for inserting in gum paste. Thanks in advance!
Gumpaste, while considered "edible" really isn't eaten but used for decoration. I have not found any wire that is food safe so I use the coffee stirrer method. I find it gives the wire more stability anyways.
Thanks, I thought that might be the case with these, but I thought I'd see if anyone new of a wire that was food safe. I also couldn't remember how to use the wire without actually touching the cake, but now that you said you use the coffee stirrer method I remember that you just put icing in the coffee stirrer and insert the wire, Thank you again!!
I agree with catlharper, coffee stirs, straws, plastic lollipop sticks will all work well for inserting wires into a cake.
You wouldn't want to use paper-covered wire in a cake even if it was food safe...the moisture in the cake would probably make the paper come off the wire and stay in the cake.
Here is an informative thread that stays up in the sticky section of the Cake Decorating Forum. It is a lot of reading, but has some great alternatives to sticking wires in cakes. I, too, use the coffee stirrer method finding that quite user friendly. HTH
I saw a post the other day that suggested using stainless steel dental wire. (PM me if you want a link to where you can purchase orthodontic wire) I'm sure any stainless steel wire is food safe, although I'm not sure where else you would get it.