I am in the process of making some figurines out of polymer clay (FIMO, Sculpy...)is it safe to use these as toppers on a cake the way you would with fondant?
I'm making them out of clay instead of fondant so that the recipient can kepp the figures and so that I don't run into the problem of the fondant not drying...
I do not htink that polymer clay is food safe.
Can you make the figures out of gumpaste or a gumpaste/fondant mix so that they dry hard and completely and can be preserved?
We have had this discussion several times in the past. I would guess the threads are still in the archives, if you wish to research it further.
But to answer your question, no, polymer clay is not food-safe. But you can attach it to a topper stand (like the plastic ones Wilton sells), and use it on the cake. Then only the topper stand will be touching the cake.
Thanks for the info! I'll have to look into the topper sand...or maybe I'll make a little "stage" for them with a cake board - I'm making the Jonas Brothers...
If you put a base, even cardboard, under them they should be fine. I just would not put them directly on the cake.