Safe Feathers For A Cake Topper?

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 15 Jun 2011 , 12:27am by Coral3

LoriMc Posted 14 Jun 2011 , 6:26pm
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Where do people purchase safe feather decorations for cakes? Something like the feathers in these pictures.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1923666

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2031946

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Texas_Rose Posted 14 Jun 2011 , 6:33pm
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I don't think there's such a thing as safe feathers. It would be like any other non-food cake decoration, if you need to insert it in a cake, use a straw or hollow coffee stir to cover the end and keep it from touching the cake.

LoriMc Posted 14 Jun 2011 , 6:36pm
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I guess I should specify imitation feathers. I don't want to use real ones on a cake.

Coral3 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 12:27am
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Originally Posted by LoriMc

I guess I should specify imitation feathers. I don't want to use real ones on a cake.




Real feathers on cakes have a high 'EEew!' factor for me too. (I wouldn't decorate a cake with a tuft of my hair, and a feather for me is in a similar category!) I don't know that I've ever seen imitation feathers though...all of the ones you see for sale in craft stores etc are real feathers that have been dyed various colours. Could you make some gumpaste feathers perhaps? - I know it's hard to get them looking really light and feathery in gumpaste though. Perhaps edible paper feathers made out of rice paper or something? Just a thought.

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