How Do I Add Ostrich Feathers?

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 18 Jul 2011 , 3:22pm by sweetcakes

LoriMc Posted 16 Jul 2011 , 7:37pm
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I've asked about feathers before, and the only answers I got were about them not being safe for a cake.

I know there are a lot of smart, creative people on here who have figured out how to do this safely. Anyone have any great tips for using feathers on a cake safely?


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KakeMistress Posted 16 Jul 2011 , 8:00pm
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how about sticking them in the flower nails that are used for fresh flowers?

LoriMc Posted 17 Jul 2011 , 1:12am
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I have never put real flowers on a cake. I'll have to look into that. I'm assuming Global Sugar art carries these? Are they called flower nails?

Evoir Posted 17 Jul 2011 , 1:34am
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They are called flower or posy picks. You can also use blocked bubble tea straws for the same effect.

sweetcakes Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 3:22pm
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if you get the ostrich feathers from a craft store the quill end has a wire in it, you'll need to remove that along with the long section of quill that you dont need. it should leave you with about 2" of quill. This will fit real snuggly into a coffee stirrer or drinking straw,which ever fits best. then just trim the straw so it fits into your cake.

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