Hello. I'm new and self (internet and books) taught. I have recently made a wedding cake for a friend's daughter which had loads of gumpaste flowers. The method I used for sticking them to the wires was to heat the end of the wire in a candle flame until it began smoking, then insert it into the gum paste. This melts the gum paste and it sticks hard. (There is a danger of discolouratiion, as it can singe and "caramelise".
I love the UK thread.
Just working my way through reading everything that's on there, as only found it yesterday!