This next cake was a blast to make! I made it for the piano recital I had on Sat. for me and my students and a friend and her students.
Anyway, I wanted to try making a wire cake topper for this cake and so I did. I think it turned out pretty well, though I'm still working out the details for how to make one sit on top of the cake with out tilting over. I'm sure it has to do with balance or something, but whatever the case, I really had to jam it in the cake to keep it from falling off.
Wire cake toppers are super easy to make (okay, I'll admit: I do work fairly often with metal when I make jewelry). So I already had the materials but I did buy the red star wire for only a dollar.
The rest of the cake was fairly easy to make. I used the technique I posted previously to get a deep black. Mostly just cutting and pasting.