Please tell me how to bake a "plastic, gumball machine ring" (bride's mother's words!) into a cake for the bridesmaids' luncheon!!! Everything I can think of sounds toxic! Couldn't I just bake the cake, cut out a plug, insert the ring, and replace the plug, using cake spackle if necessary???? Thanks everyone! PAT
Thats what I would do. I sometimes use an apple corer to double check if my cakes are done. it brings it out perfectly and I can use it to plug it back up!! LOL
I second that - I would just place it into the cake after it was baked. Although quite honestly I'd be concerned about whether a cheap pleastic ring itself is safe to be inside of food but that's a whole 'nother thread . Then again I used to go to parties where they'd dump silly plastic toys in the drink so I doubt it's any big deal .
I agree! I would absolutely do it that way!! I can just picture baking a plastic ring in a cake and someone biting in and getting a little blob of plastic goo!
Baking the cake and inserting the baby from underneath is the standard procedure for Mardi Gras King cakes. The babies are usually gold, green or purple metallic coated plastic.
The main thing is making sure she doesn't swallow whatever you put in there. At least with King cakes, everyone is looking for the baby in their piece.
Thanks so much, friends...I appreciate the reference to king cakes, because that was one of the first topics I searched. The apple corer is a great idea - I never would have thought of that! I will ust insert it after baking; that way it really won't be there long enough to become really nasty! Food safety is certainly an issue, but I don't think this will constitute a major problem. (and yes, they will know to look for it...) Thanks again...PAT