I was watching an episode of Fabulous Cakes the other day and one of the decorators used "food safe cake tape" around the PVC pipe. What exactly is this? Where do you buy it?
I can hardly wait to see if someone knows what this is myself. I hope we get an answer soon so I can see what it is also. Good question KathyW.
I was watching an episode of Fabulous Cakes the other day and one of the decorators used "food safe cake tape" around the PVC pipe.
It was around copper tubing... I thought it was odd they didn't cover the copper bracket.
I was watching an video from Winbeckler and she used carpet tape between her cake boards and the sps plates. I was wondering if this is safe to use. I thought it was a good idea for added protection.
I saw this show too.
I call shenanigans. I don't believe there is such a thing as cake safe tape. That's what I told my DH when they said that on the show.
Unless someone else comes up with an answer.
Although it might be florist tape. I believe that is used safely for food. At least I think it is, I have never researched this fact to know if I am right or not.
There is a difference between non-toxic and food safe. I bet they are using non-toxic. Elmers glue is non-toxic. It won't kill you but I'm still not going to use it on a cake Just off the top of my head, I would try press and seal wrap over piping and armiture to ensure food safety.
Why do you need to cover copper pipes, especially if they are pipes for plumbing. My water runs through copper pipes and people use copper pots to cook in and copper bowls to whip egg whites. Just curious, I like to be safe with what I use. Thanks!
Yea, I agree with the previous poster!! Plastic wrap should work well for pretty cheap, and obviously it is food safe! I saw that episode too and wondered why I hadn't stumbled upon cake tape while shopping for supplies!! Then again, I think that show fancies up the terms and that may have been one they cake-exaggerated.
Secretagentcakebaker it is for 3d cakes, the one I saw was a dragon cake and they used copper pipes through the middle of the cake!!! Lol, but I'm pretty sure that copper pipes is actually the way to go in plumbing these days!!
Yep, I saw that one, too (twice actually; my daughter wanted to see it this morning.) I just don't understand why the concern that copper piping would not be safe to use with food. Copper piping has been used safely for a very long time in people's homes for water supply. I cod understand if the copper would leech out due to an acidic cake, but most cakes are not acidic.
I did have an issue with their tape though, because, like everyone else, I have never heard of cake-safe tape. Seemed strange to me.
Most cakes aren't acidic? Yes they are. Cake flour is more acidic than AP flour. And bleached is more acidic than unbleached. All needed for a good cake.
Thanks, I did not know that.
I was wondering about the JnJ paper tape. It's at the bottom of the link. I know it's latex free. I don't have a package in hand to read the actual info on it.
Found something online called this:
PTFE Coated Fiberglass Tape with Premium Food and Medical Grade
Anyone know if that works? Thinking more along the lines of covering a metal pipe structure down the center of a ckae
so its medical bandage tape ? ?????????????????
A propos of nothing in particular, I noticed the other day while I was in Home Depot that they have two grades of PVC - one for incoming water and one for sewage disposal. I don't suppose that copper is the same, is it? I'm a big Press 'N' Seal fan myself.
That's right and for cakes you MUST use the "supply water" grade. The waste water grade of PVC is known to be able to release cancer-causing chemicals into plain tap water.
I would never use copper because of the stuff like buttermilk, yogurt, acid calcium phosphate in baking powder, and other ingredients that contribute to a cake's ability to corrode. Copper also reacts to alkaline materials like baking soda.
And galvanized pipe is right out of the question, because zinc reacts faster than copper.
Are cakes boring without such hardware? yeah maybe, but also not nearly so likely to cause some horrible disease.
oh ok thank you ; x ! i guess i'l stick to the plasic food wrap , i havnt found cake tape ! ; )
And it sounds like you probably never will, galidink! Somebody should start at list of cake-decorating supplies that don't exist but should.