I guess the spaghetti is safer than getting sued because someone gets hurt from a stray toothpick.
My preference for rose making has been to make them with a toothpick, allow it to dry completely (say a day or two) and then remove the toothpick completely. That way the rose is food safe with no sharp objects in it, such as wire, spaghetti or toothpicks for those who really want to eat them. But like I said, I haven't met anyone who actually wants to eat them. If I make an arrangement, I use floral wire, but tell my guests (or anyone eating the cake) that the flowers are for decoration only and should not be eaten.
Like was said above it is because then everything is all edible on the cake. If I know it is for a child's birthday party or for small children in general then everything on my cake is edible. That is my rule.
This is another reason why I strongly urge people to not use stick pins to hold ribbon together on their cakes. Can you just see a small child come along and grab that or have a piece cut and served to a small child and having that get lodged in their throat? A little dab of BC or royal glues those together just fine.
Ok...off my soapbox........
I bought 20 gauge, green floral wire and will be making flowers this weekend. I'll be sure to let you know how that works. You use it the same way you would the toothpick or spaghetti, so it should be perfect for hanging upside down. Even my instructor said that they should be hung upside down for the petals to
"fall into place" naturally. Let's see!
Hope this helps.
Make all your little tear drops and let dry.
Make the first layers to make rose buds and let dry.
Make the 2nd layer to make medium roses and let dry either upright or upside down - your choice. This layer is shorter than the rose bud layer.
Make the 3rd layer to make larger roses and let dry either upright or upside down - your choice. This layer is also shorter than the medium rose layer.
Add the throats and/or calyxs if you want.
You will see how much easier it is to work with them!
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