When I was at Michael's today I noticed that Duff has wires. They are called Duff™ Decorative Cake Wires and they are pre-shaped.
Yes, florists wires are what we use for this type of flower arrangements. I am not currently aware of any wire that is labeled as food safe for this type of application. The duff wires are meant to be used for placing the long curvy wires with fondant/gumpaste decore to hang above the cake and are a little too thick to be used for most wired flowers.
In the Gumpaste and fondant course you are taught to use spaghetti because it is easy to break off so that you can attach the flowers to the cake and you will feel safe in knowing that all parts of the flower are edible and food safe. You are not meant to insert the spaghetti into the cake.
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