Cake Pillars

Decorating By Escaliba Updated 27 Jun 2009 , 3:37pm by Mme_K

Escaliba Posted 23 May 2009 , 9:29pm
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I have been given a number of Vintage Wilton Plastic Cake Pillars, all in very good condition, except for some yellowing. Here in Australia, cake pillars are extremely hard to come by & very expensive, so we try to keep our old pillars in use as long as possible. Many of the pillars are in the old Swan design & very lovely. Does anyone have any proven methods of whitening these pillars? Warmest thanks.

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cylstrial Posted 24 May 2009 , 8:38pm
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Hope you find your answer!

kakeladi Posted 24 May 2009 , 9:46pm
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Sorry to tell you that many different ways have been used and none of them are very good icon_sad.gif
As I remember some people have said they put them into a mesh bag and dropped them into the swimming pool for a week.
Some have tried a product we get here at Wal-Mart (which I *thing*) is called 'yellow out'. It's in the laundry &/or plumbing section.
I have tried soaking overnight in strong bleach water - didn't help at all ;(
And still others put them out in the sun........I would think that would make them worse........

Escaliba Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 3:27pm
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Many thanks kakeladi for all your suggestions with my cake pillars.
I thought you might be interested in what happened, which also explains my delay in responding!
First, I gave them all a thorough scrub using an old toothbrush, hot water & Cussons Morning Fresh Super x 4 Concentrated Lemon Dishwashing Liquid.
I then rinsed them quickly & put them all in a bowl full of hot water & more Morning Fresh Liquid.
Shortly after this, our daughter was in a near fatal accident & everything else took a back seat for the next few weeks.
Once, during that 4 week period, I quickly rinsed off the Cake Pillars & made up a new bowl of hot water & Morning Fresh Liquid.
When life settled down again, I finally got back to my Cake Pillars & the result was staggering!
They are sparkling clean with a very clear difference between white & ivory.
I did note that soaking them for several days was not enough, it did seem to take weeks!
My husband has also just suggested a new product, which I will experiment with, before saying any more.
I have the double joy of a recovered daughter & sparkling clean cake pillars!

Mme_K Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 3:37pm
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Sorry to hear about your daughter's accident. Glad that she is recovering. Thanks for letting us know about the pillars. I had read the original thread and hoped to hear the results. Enjoy yourself with your daughter now, and just let those pillars soak. thumbs_up.gif

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