I am a complete NEWBIE and need your advice!! I have been reading that you can't use any old wire to attach your flowers to your cake (which makes complete sense!!). What I'm wondering is what type of wiring are you all using and where do you purchase them? Thanks!
I buy floral wire. Different flowers need a different gauge. After covering the wire in floral tape, I then put them in a wide straw (I believe they are called bubble tea straws). I fill the straw with a little frosting to help keep the flowers in place. This way the wires are not touching the cake.
I actually purchase floral wire and/or coated wire that you can find in the jewelry section. kinda the same as what Goreti said above...if you wrap them in floral tape first you will get this stickiness and more of a thickness to it before you stick them into a straw that can go in the cake.
when i attach my gumpaste/fondant flowers or butterflies to the wire i use chocolate!
Thanks guys! That helps a lot!