kathyw Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:20pm
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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?
Thanks.

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cakegrandma Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:50pm
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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.
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CWR41 Posted 24 May 2011 , 3:04pm
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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.

sweettreat101 Posted 24 May 2011 , 3:26pm
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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.

LindaF144a Posted 24 May 2011 , 3:31pm
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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.

sillywabbitz Posted 24 May 2011 , 4:02pm
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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 cakeicon_smile.gif Just off the top of my head, I would try press and seal wrap over piping and armiture to ensure food safety.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 24 May 2011 , 5:46pm
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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!

JPMitchell Posted 24 May 2011 , 6:18pm
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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.

JPMitchell Posted 24 May 2011 , 6:21pm
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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!!

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 24 May 2011 , 6:40pm

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.

LindaF144a Posted 24 May 2011 , 6:54pm

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.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 24 May 2011 , 7:01pm

Thanks, I did not know that.

seedrv Posted 25 May 2011 , 12:00am

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.

http://www.jnjredcross.com/medical-wound-tape-bandages

steffla Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 9:48pm

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

galidink Posted 8 Dec 2012 , 11:26pm

so its medical bandage tape ? ?????????????????

BakingIrene Posted 9 Dec 2012 , 9:34pm
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so its medical bandage tape ? ?????????????????

NO NO NO.  Regular medical bandage tape falls off whatever it is stuck to when it gets moist.

Marianna46 Posted 9 Dec 2012 , 9:58pm

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.

BakingIrene Posted 9 Dec 2012 , 10:28pm
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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. 

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.

galidink Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 7:54pm

oh ok thank you ; x  ! i guess i'l stick to the plasic food wrap , i havnt found cake tape ! ; )

Marianna46 Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 10:21pm

And it sounds like you probably never will, galidink! Somebody should start at list of cake-decorating supplies that don't exist but should.

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