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I have tried many times, many different ways, to have shooting stars coming out of cakes but they always fall over.  I never cover my cakes in fondant so I don't have the extra support of the fondant covered cake.  

 

Any help or suggestions would be great!

post #2 of 7

Place them in coffee stir/straws.
 

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

I have tried drinking straws, but the wires seem to twist and turn  and not stay where I put them.  How would you get them to stay in place and not turn?

post #4 of 7

Maybe a blob of modelling paste in the end of the straw would hold the wire in place.

post #5 of 7

Or you could try using slightly thicker wire and thinner fondant/gumpaste stars - it may just be that the weight is too great, and a lighter, stronger combination will work.
 

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

is gumpaste lighter than fondant?  I have made them really thin, but then the wire shows through.

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Originally Posted by TLunday View Post

is gumpaste lighter than fondant?  I have made them really thin, but then the wire shows through.

And sturdier yes, especially if you're going to attach them to wires.

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