Flower Tape Safe To Use?

Decorating By Kookie Updated 29 Jul 2009 , 9:08pm by Texas_Rose

Kookie Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 4:42am
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If I need to cut the stem of silk flowers, I don't want to show inside wires.
Can I use flower tape to wrap around the stem so can't show?
but is it food safe to put them on the BC frosting?
Thanks.

7 replies
ceshell Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 6:17am
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I don't believe it's food safe. You should pipe royal icing or melted chocolate into small straws (think: coffee straws) or regular straws (the icing/chocolate is to hold the wire in place) and place the stem in there.

Rylan Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 8:27am
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I believe it contains latex and there are people out there who are allergic to it.

Texas_Rose Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 8:38am
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I've read that they make food-safe floral tape, but that the average floral tape from Walmart or the craft store isn't food-safe.

If you don't want to use straws, you could use posy pics...they're not expensive and with silk flowers you could use hot glue to hold the stems in the pic before inserting it in the cake.

Peridot Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 3:39pm
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And then is the hot glue safe and what does that contain that could make someone ill if it touched the cake.

Peridot Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 3:41pm
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And then is the hot glue safe and what does that contain that could make someone ill if it touched the cake.

Kookie Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 8:53pm
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Thank you all.
I will not use flower tape but straws.
I never knew that melting chocolate or RI into the straws to hold silk flowers.That is a great idea.
Thanks.

Texas_Rose Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 9:08pm
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Originally Posted by Peridot

And then is the hot glue safe and what does that contain that could make someone ill if it touched the cake.




The hot glue would be inside the posy pic, which is a piece of hard plastic that is inserted in the cake. Just like it would keep the wire from touching the cake, it would keep the glue from touching the cake.

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