mo63 Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 7:37am
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Can anybody tell me is it safe to put onion grass straight into cakes for decoration or should I use straws?

 

Thanks

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kazita Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 8:11am
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AI would put it into straws

mo63 Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 5:22pm
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It is made from the same plastic though as straws so do you think it would just be the same ? It just means that there would be little straws all hidden inside the cake :(

kazita Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 11:43pm
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AI googled onion grass and read up on it.....I just don't understand why you would want onion on your cake in the first place but each to its own

VKakes11 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 1:07am
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Kazita, I don't think onion grass is necessarily edible or gives off an "onion" taste to your cake. Like Mo63 said, just decoration...

ApplegumPam Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 1:09am
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its NOT real onion icon_razz.gif  also seen referred to as BEAR grass - but no bears on your cake either icon_wink.gif
it is an artificial product - probably poorly named

Its used as a filler in flower/starburst decorations on cakes

 

 



kazita Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 2:09am
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AOk glad we aren't putting onion on cakes....however going through my classes I was told to never ever just stick something right into the cake I was taught to use straws

ApplegumPam Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 2:43am
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Ok glad we aren't putting onion on cakes....however going through my classes I was told to never ever just stick something right into the cake I was taught to use straws



THIS is what OP is referring to ...... IF the pics are made from same plastic AS A STRAW...... why the need to use both??

Not saying this is so - just saying - this is what she is asking  :)     And a pretty valid question too

kazita Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 4:53am
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ARegular straws are sanitary.....where I would figure onion grass is not

kazita Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 4:55am

AWow people are in good moods tonight I see:-(

mo63 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 8:26am

Wow - look what I started :)

 

Thank you ApplegumPam and VKakes11 for clearing things up with Kazita. And thanks for the pics too.

 

It made me chuckle. Seems I am no further on but thanks for your help.
 

Godot Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 9:53am

Not all plastic is food-safe!

ApplegumPam Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 8:07pm
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Originally Posted by mo63 

Wow - look what I started :)

 

Thank you ApplegumPam and VKakes11 for clearing things up with Kazita. And thanks for the pics too.

 

It made me chuckle. Seems I am no further on but thanks for your help.
 


I see you are based in the UK  - send a message to Jules from Cake Chester (she is on FB too) - she uses these all the time, is lovely and I am sure she will share any info you need

kazita Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 8:30pm

AEach to it's own

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 27 Nov 2012 , 12:04am

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Ok glad we aren't putting onion on cakes...

I've seen recipes for onion pie, but . . .

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