I had the bright idea to put one of those feather boas on a fondant covered cake board. It goes perfect with the cake that I am making and I have seen lots of cakes with feather boas. But the dang thing is shedding all over creation! How do I prevent feathers from getting in the cake?
the really cheap ones shed like crazy, I check them carefully before I buy them
Could you run it through the clothes dryer with no/low heat to get the loose feathers off??
most craft stores sell fabric trim that are similar to boas and available in most colors, maybe those wont shed as much since they are inteded to be trim on a garment. just a thought.
I'm wondering if you could spray it lightly with some kind of fixative? Let it dry really well before putting it on though, don't want any residue of it on the cake. I don't know, just a thought.
Maybe spray starch? That should take out the static. if you don't have any its only about a buck at the dollar store or you can borrow some from an elderly neighbor! LOL
Thanks guys! I may try spraying it with hairspray. Its not going to touch the cake since its just around the cake board so I guess its okay. Better that than feathers in the cake right?! Is there anyone who has used the feather boa before? I got it at Michaels, if that makes a difference.