Food Safe? What Can I Cover Wires In?

Decorating By Stephania27 Updated 31 Jul 2009 , 4:16am by xstitcher

Stephania27 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:44pm
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I am making a cake with butterflies flying around it. The butterflies have metal wires attached to their bodies, and I would like to stick the wires into the cake to give dimension.

However, I DO NOT want to put a potentially unsafe material into my cake. What can I wrap the wires in to prevent any possible contamination?

Please help!


5 replies
Rylan Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:49pm
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You can insert it into those coffee stirrers.

MrsMabe Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:54pm
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Would you plug up the end of the stirrer with RI or something? I've wondered about this for flowers.

tiggy2 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 6:59pm
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Dip the wires in melted chocolate before inserting into the coffee stirrer.

justdi Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 4:16am
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Along the lines of Glenda's response... just dip them in white chocolate and insert that right into the cake (no need for the straws then as the choc stays on the wires just fine.)

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xstitcher Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 4:16am
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Please see following link for more info/techniques/discussion about the best way to put wires into cakes:

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