SunMamaof3 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 12:31am
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I have been going crazy searching a few stores looking for edible silver balls... I know I have seen them in stores before... but now its not in stores anymore!!!! Only see the white pearls... or the silver dust/glitter... but not what I want...

Anyone got a suggestion where can I get edible silver balls or at least any kind of "small" sillver candy that is edible...

I am doing a princess doll cake for this Saturday and didnt realized she had "diamonds" all over her dress... so wanted to get that special to put on the dress...

Let me know... itll be great to hear your suggestions on where I could find... Ordering would be out of question as I would need it by Friday...

Thanks!!!

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sadsmile Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 12:50am
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Dragees... and depending on where you live you may not be able to get them as they have been banned in many places. Your best bet is Google and research if they are banned where you live to see if you can even order any online.

luvmysmoother Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 12:53am
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If they are banned where you live you might want to try making tiny fondant balls and dusting/painting them with silver luster dusticon_smile.gif

SunMamaof3 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 1:25am
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Yeah but I don't do fondants or gumpaste... thats where my limits comes in.. I will try my best to find something...

Thanks...

SunMamaof3 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 1:43am
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Also I checked... it is not banned in Florida... but didnt say where could I buy in the store... only showing the websites that I can order from... Is there a "silver" spray that is food safe that I could spray on the white pearls candy?

SilverStreetSweets Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 1:46am
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I know you said ordering is a problem, but KitchenKrafts carries edible Dragees. They do not sell them to CA residents. I too looked for them a couple of years ago and this is the only place I could find them. In the meantime, if you can't order them for overnight shipping to you, try molding some clear candy/rock candy in small shaped mold and polish them or paint them with luster dust.

HTH

~Sheryl

SunMamaof3 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 1:49am
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Oooh ok great thanks!!! Will check it out tomorrow ... I feel a little stressed over little thing... icon_wink.gif

jewels710 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 1:50am
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A lil off subject (as dragees are readily available around me) not that that helps Sunmama, but...

Does anyone know WHY they are banned in some places? JW

Thanks,

Eisskween Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 2:23am
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Apparently it stemmed from an environmental lawyer's suit in 2005, over the possibility of their carrying toxicity in them in the form of silver (some even say mercury).

Here's an article on it. (Another case of someone who has too much time on their hands).

http://articles.latimes.com/2005/dec/18/magazine/tm-dragee51

sweetcakesbyjen Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 2:24am
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A lil off subject (as dragees are readily available around me) not that that helps Sunmama, but...

Does anyone know WHY they are banned in some places? JW





I was told by the owner of a cake shop in town that silver dragees are labeled Non-Edible because the silver is toxic in high doses, but you would have to eat a lot of them before that was the case. Maybe that is why some states ban them altogether...just a thought. icon_smile.gif [/quote]

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