Onion Grass?

Decorating By mo63 Updated 27 Nov 2012 , 12:04am by hbquikcomjamesl

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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?

 

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

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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 :(

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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

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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...

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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

 

 



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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

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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

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

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kazita Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 4:55am
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AWow people are in good moods tonight I see:-(

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mo63 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 8:26am
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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.
 

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Godot Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 9:53am
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Not all plastic is food-safe!

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ApplegumPam Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 8:07pm
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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

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kazita Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 8:30pm
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AEach to it's own

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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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