Smash Cake Question

Decorating By Jamie_L Updated 1 Sep 2011 , 3:05pm by mandyloo

Jamie_L Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 11:29pm
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Can smash cakes safely be covered in fondant? I would think that the chewy consistency of fondant would be difficult for one year olds to eat and could possibly cause them to choke. Yet I see tons of smash cakes covered in fondant. Just looking for your advice, comments or suggestions.

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cakingformykids Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 11:44pm
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My baby just turned 1 and their cake was covered in fondant. dug their hand right threw it no issues icon_smile.gif

cabecakes Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 12:07am
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I'm not a big fan of fondant on smash cakes, but that is just me. If you are doing it for yourself, you could always peel it off. If you are making it for a customer, I would definitely discuss your concerns with them about it possibly being a choking hazard.

SpringFlour Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 12:10am
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I avoid using fondant on smash cakes, but as long as the child is supervised, it probably isn't a problem. I also don't put small fondant decorations on smash cakes. Too easy to choke on! I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Norasmom Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 12:32am
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Buttercream smashes much better than fondant!

Annabakescakes Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:39am
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I too am not a fan of fondant smash cakes. Just because of the way it flips around in a big wad. Gross! I never thought of it being a choking hazard, but I suppose it could be.

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:56am
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I prefer BC smash cakes as well!

BlakesCakes Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 2:01am
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I did my grandson's smash cake in BC--and I talk others into BC when I do a smash cake for someone else.

I'm just more comfortable with it, knowing that BC will slide down easier than a chunk of fondant.

It's for my own peace of mind--and the child doesn't care icon_wink.gif

Rae

mcaulir Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 2:14am
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Hard food is much more likely to be a choking hazard than something chewy like fondant. Most 1 year olds without special eating issues would be perfectly fine eating fondant.

Annabakescakes Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 2:23am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir

Hard food is much more likely to be a choking hazard than something chewy like fondant. Most 1 year olds without special eating issues would be perfectly fine eating fondant.




Marshmallows and hot dogs are big choking hazards, and I wouldn't consider them to be hard. Peanuts, raisins, and chicken bones are hard big ones that are hard. I think it has more to do with the size of the food, rather than texture.

aprilismaius Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:47pm
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I offer smash cakes in buttercream with an explanation of choking hazard, but if the mom insists on fondant for the smash cake, hey, it's her kid.

mandyloo Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 3:05pm
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Originally Posted by mcaulir

Hard food is much more likely to be a choking hazard than something chewy like fondant. Most 1 year olds without special eating issues would be perfectly fine eating fondant.




Chewy is definitely as dangerous as hard. When I was little my mother was a home health nurse for a kid my age that had choked on marshmallows at age two and was permanently brain damaged.

Sorry to go slightly off topic...just had to throw that in.

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