Discolored Wilton Flower Nails?

Decorating By beachcakes Updated 11 Apr 2008 , 12:16pm by southerncake

beachcakes Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 11:57am
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I've been using Wilton flower nails as heating cores. I notice that the stems appear to be discolored in spots. LIke the metal is dark grey. Is this a normal occurrence? When that happened with some Wilton tips, I just threw them away. Which I plan to do with these, as soon as I make the next trip to Michaels. In the meantime, are they ok to use?

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kakeladi Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:10pm
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It's just the metal reacting to the heat. No problem using them as long as it is not rusty.

southerncake Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:16pm
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I think this happens a lot. I soak both flowers nails and tips in a bowl of Coca-Cola and they look a lot better!

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