ashleabrowncake Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 4:51am
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AHi all I have ordered some CK sugar pearls, and when they arrived today the bottle says (and it is right under the description) FOR DECORATION ONLY my question is; does this mean they are actually not edible at all? I have a wedding cake the first weekend of March, and the bride wants the middle tier quilted with the pearls at the cross overs, and I believed that this is what is used.

Can anybody shed some light on this, or share ther e personal experience? Tia Ash

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Annabakescakes Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:00am
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AWhat are the ingredients? Typically I would just say yes, but goodness only knows what they are putting in stuff nowadays, and with the whole disco dust fiasco...

They may break your teeth :-)

AZCouture Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:10am
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What the? Seriously? We have to wonder about those now too? Thought they were just a hard fondant like substance.

AZCouture Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:11am
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Maybe that's why.

fearlessbaker Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:11am
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I use Sixlets from The Confectionary House. They are totally edible and come in different colors. They don't come in different sizes but are edible. I don't put anything oin my cakes unless its edible, no wires,no toothpicks etc. 

ashleabrowncake Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:36am
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Athe listed ingredients are sugar, starch (of wheat/maize), glucose syrup, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, mica, glazing agents Carnauba Wax/Shellac and vegetable fat. Which I believe are all edible ingredients? If the only reason is the breaking of teeth I am happy to put them on the cake, as I think most people see those things and know they are so hard and remove them if they don't want to eat them.

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:37am
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AI was thinking that they were made out of sugar, and color and some other edible type items.

Mine say sugar, starch, carnauba wax, cellulose, fd&c colors.

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:38am
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AI thought carnauba wax was for cars or leather?

ashleabrowncake Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:46am
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AI initially did too, Anna. however a Google search (not totally reliable I know) thinks it is edible. I will do some research and see what else I can come up with :)

FromScratchSF Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 6:05am

AHuh? I order those all the time, they are all candy. I get the small ones, the 5mm, 7mm and the 10mm. They are hard like gum balls and taste like gum balls except when you bite them they get chalky? I guess is the best way to explain it. I think the sixlets are "chocolate" with a candy coating. The "chocolate" tastes gross to me so I stick with the sugar pearls.

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 6:18am

AYeah, sixlets are terrible. Waxy. I bet they have the carnauba wax in them too. ;-)

ashleabrowncake Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 6:21am

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ashleabrowncake Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 6:22am

Adoes it look familiar to any one with for decoration only on there?

CakesByJen2 Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 2:16pm

That is new labeling; I don't know if the actual ingredients have changed or not from when I first bought them.  I had always thought they were edible....

 

As far as breaking your teeth, my experience has been that if they are placed on buttercream, they absorb moisture & fat from the icing and soften up. 

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 2:56pm

AWhat are the ingredients?

-K8memphis Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:08pm

looks like some of the sugar pearls are going the way of silver dragees which had been banned in california--probably still are

 

i have read (not recently) that one man (a lawyer?)  got all out of whack about dragees and single handedly got this ban pushed through

 

i can attest to the fact that california is very very ticky about paints and glues and products like that

 

product sales to california mean printing thee most detailed and articulate not to mention hairy scary warnings on labels

 

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i don't want to eat mica--i don't think it's entirely edible

 

there are lots of different kinds of ferric oxide and some of it is not water soluble so that doesn't sound too good

 

unless it would do something wonderful like dissolve cellulite i can't see any reason to eat that either

 

???

-K8memphis Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 5:15pm

not to mention insurance companies have a tremendous hold on our lives--this could be an insurance related nod to the fact that eating several bottles a day for two weeks could result in something dire

 

i don't know

BakingIrene Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 6:19pm
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Originally Posted by ashleabrowncake 

the listed ingredients are sugar, starch (of wheat/maize), glucose syrup, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, mica, glazing agents Carnauba Wax/Shellac and vegetable fat.
Which I believe are all edible ingredients?
If the only reason is the breaking of teeth I am happy to put them on the cake, as I think most people see those things and know they are so hard and remove them if they don't want to eat them.
 

Definitely edible, especially in the way that you want to use them

 

I believe the warning on the bottle is for people (including children) who might eat these as candy straight from the bottle.

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 6:47pm

AI missed the post that ha the ingredients :oops: sorry! Yeah, they may not be food, but they are edible.

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