Cake Boss-Buddy's Cake On A Recent Episode

Decorating By Donnawb Updated 14 Jan 2010 , 8:29pm by Tickled_Pink

Donnawb Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 1:55am
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Did anyone see the Cake Boss episode last week (and it was reran this week) with the wedding cake that was covered with roses? Were they gumpaste flowers on floral wire that he was sticking in the cake? I thought this wasn't safe. Was it something else besides wire he was sticking in the cake?

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pattycakesnj Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:11am
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I believe he does stick the wire right in cakes. I put in straws first because I don't want wire touching the cake as it is not food safe

Donnawb Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:30am
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The whole 3 tier cake was covered with roses. I'm just shocked there would be that much wire in there.

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:34am
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I think he had put floral tape around them....still not sure if that is safe, but I'm pretty sure that's what I heard him say icon_smile.gif

Jeep_girl816 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:39am
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It was really, really, pretty, but jeez, covered, taped, or not that would be a lot of wires shoved in a cake....

dg10148 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:48am
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I think they said they were sanitized before they were put in the cake.

mrsc808 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:17am
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I watched it last night and I didn't hear anything about it being sanitized first. My impression was that he was sticking them directly into the cake without any tape.

niragub Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:55am
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The peacock feather were sanitized. The floral tape was for the branches and the roses he did not mention if they were sanitized or not. It seemed that he just stuck the wires in. The full episode is on the TLC website. icon_biggrin.gif

CakeMommyTX Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:20am
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I've seen him assemble cakes before on the show and sticks the wires directly into the cake, always wondered about that.
Of course I've seen other shows where they place cake directly onto uncovered styrofoam, no cardboard seperator or anything...yummy, who wants some styrofoam flavored cake?

Fairytale Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:36am
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Colette Peters puts her's directly into the cake. I do too. The only thing you have to watch out for is that if you put to many in, you can destabilize the cake because it has to many holes. It's almost like slicing it up.

muddpuppy Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 1:12pm
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Is it me, or did the new Martha Stewart Weddings have a cake on the cover that was completely covered in roses too?.... A new trend?

HarleyDee Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 9:50pm
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Yip, he wraps with floral tape and sticks them right in. I didn't get to see the Martha Stewart one, but I'm going to attempt a two tiered one for my bridal show at the end of this month. If I can take making that many roses that is icon_biggrin.gif

Cakepro Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 11:09pm
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No matter what you see people on TV do, neither wire nor floral tape is food safe and neither should be stuck directly in cake. I have often wanted to call Buddy's shop and scold him about doing that - not only for his customers' sake but because SO many people watch him and emulate him with the mentality that "if I saw it on TV, it MUST be okay."

Not cool.

Renaejrk Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 4:49am
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I know - ew! I wouldn't want a cake with all that wire stuck in it!

madgeowens Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 5:02am
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I saw the wire was covered with something white....all I can offer

Chippi Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 5:11am
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I watched it and yea I think he was using those white cloth/cotton covered wires. I have some in my cake drawers. Wire is not exposed but the end is.

Renaejrk Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 5:20am
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I didn't pay much attention to it when I watched it - was busy with something else really - I hope he did use the covered ones, at least that is better!

madgeowens Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 6:17am
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yes they were covered with a white material

Tickled_Pink Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 8:29pm
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What bothered me more than the wire stuck in the cake was that he stuck supposedly "sanitized" feathers into it!!!! I love Buddy, his cakes and the show- but I gave a big yikes when he poked the feathers directly in it!

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