My Clay Cake Toppers Can Make Anything And Can Be Kept Forever

Lounge By thelondonclayco Updated 2 Oct 2013 , 6:38pm by SystemMod1

45 replies
thelondonclayco Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 1:14pm
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AWould really appreciate everyone's opinion as to what they think of these please. Xxxxx

-K8memphis Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 1:18pm
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they're awesome--they are safe to put on food yes? 

 

get them on etsy or somewhere--great stuff

thelondonclayco Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 2:59pm
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AK8memphis

Yes they are completely food safe and also sterilized before packaging making them completly suitable for cakes. The polymer clay is non toxic. Thank you for your kind comment xxx

-K8memphis Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 3:12pm
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bravo--i hope you include that food safety info in your sales materials

 

and bravo again--

maybenot Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 6:15pm
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Cute, but this isn't advertising, is it?  Because that's a no-no here on CC per the user agreement you checked when you joined.

 

Polymer clay is fine, but under no circumstances should it sit directly on food. The must be a barrier between the clay & anything that will be eaten.

 

Many of us who make edible figures/toppers use polymer clay techniques and tools.  The skill set is pretty much transferable. 

thelondonclayco Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 6:29pm
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ANo this is not advertising i have just started doing this and wanted to know what people thought of them.. All my toppers have a grease proof bottom and the polymer clay I use is food safe and non toxic. The owner of cc answered my email via Facebook telling me to post my work on here, so don't think its a problem if cc have told me to do it. It may be transferable but the reason I'm using clay is so it can be kept as a memento as well as serving a purpose. This can't be done with sugar paste. Steadler the makers of the clay I use have confirmed that it is food safe and ok to stand on cakes

Lynne3 Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 6:33pm
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I think they are nice.  I also use polymer clay toppers.  This is one from a recent wedding cake I did.

 

 

 

If you don't mind sharing, how did you apply the lettering/logo on the first one you posted.

BatterUpCake Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 6:54pm
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They are cute but I wouldn't sell the ones that are a copyright infringement

thelondonclayco Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 7:06pm
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AHi lynn3 after it's baked I print the lettering logo off onto address labels and cut to size. Yours are great.

thelondonclayco Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 7:08pm
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AHi batterupcake Thank you for the advice I don't sell those they are what I have made for family.

maybenot Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 9:45pm
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Well, I'm confused.  Staedtler makes FIMO clay.  I've been taught for years that FIMO should not come in direct contact with food--and that comes directly from their own website:

 

http://www.staedtler.com/en/inspirations/for-creative-hobby-users/#/tabs/ingredients

 

"Moreover, hardened FIMO is resistant to sweat and saliva in accordance with DIN 53160 (LGA Test 5561011) You should avoid direct contact between FIMO and mouth or food though – FIMO is not food safe."

 

{I added the underlining & bolding above}

 

Another site remarks on the plasticizer in the clay possibly leaching out into food:

 

http://www.jaedworks.com/clayspot/polyclay-faq/safety.html

 

Have I missed something?  Non-toxic does NOT equal "food safe".

 

And, properly made edible figures can be kept indefinitely when not exposed to direct heat or light, too, especially if sealed using confectioner's glaze.

thelondonclayco Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 6:12am
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AMaybenot If you read my first reply I use grease proof paper. The topper is not in contact with the cake directly. Nice to know this site has rude people on it. What's your plan to make mine look bad and that only sugar paste toppers are suitable. REALLY!!! You need to get out more. Please don't post in my link anymore. This is a hobby of mine that I wanted to see what people thought of my toppers not a court room.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 6:35am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by thelondonclayco 

Maybenot If you read my first reply I use grease proof paper. The topper is not in contact with the cake directly. Nice to know this site has rude people on it. What's your plan to make mine look bad and that only sugar paste toppers are suitable. REALLY!!! You need to get out more. Please don't post in my link anymore. This is a hobby of mine that I wanted to see what people thought of my toppers not a court room.

As far as I can tell, she was simply addressing the idea of polymer clay being 'food safe'. People often don't realize that non toxic is not the same as food safe.

 

What brand do you use that is considered food safe? To the best of my (limited) knowledge, there is no such thing as food safe poly clay. Like I said, limited knowledge, I have a pack at home that says not to let come in contact with any tools or equipment that come into contact with food. If there is a truly food safe brand, I would love to know, I get requests for keepsake toppers quite often, and the clay is certainly hardier than gumpaste.

 

Nobody is attacking you or your work, and this is a public forum, anyone who wants to reply has every right to.

 

 

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Originally Posted by thelondonclayco 

REALLY!!! You need to get out more.


That, however, was pretty rude.

thelondonclayco Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 7:03am
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AReally what ever I'm done this site

thelondonclayco Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 7:07am
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AOnly put my work on to get peoples opinions nothing about what u use or how I do it. Shan't bother bye cc

JWinslow Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 7:24am
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I read through this thread, got to the end and just started laughing!
 
Maybenot - are you chasing people off the site again - hahahahaha   Good info for all - thank you!
 
Summary: " The lady doth protest too much, methinks Shakespere
knlcox Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 11:40am
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Well, the OP did say she uses grease proof paper under her toppers.  To me that means there's no contact with the cake, I think.  Maybe I'm wrong but wouldn't the grease proof paper enable it to be safely put upon a cake?  Would it be safer for the op to use something thicker as in acrylic or cardboard? I have no idea since I don't use it. 

Lynne3 Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 11:49am
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Putting a grease proof barrier between the topper and the cake is absolutely fine. A disc of plastic, or some other barrier works well.    Polymer clay toppers are wonderful toppers that people can save for many many years.  It is a perfect rememberance of an occasion.  I use them often and welcome all polymer clay artists that make toppers to share their amazing work on CC.  

It helps cakers see other topper possibilities.  

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thelondonclayco Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 1:12pm
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AThe info I got from a caker and clay user who had been using it for many years.

Once baked polymer clay becomes a hard waterproof plastic. It is certified non toxic & even dishwasher safe (most brands are) & even safe for children to use. It is no different to placing any other plastic ornament on top of a cake. If anyone is in doubt, I recommend they place the cake topper on a sugar base (so it doesn't touch the cake).

I have been using it for the last 7 years without a single incident. I have worked with sugar for many more years than I have worked with polymer clay & there are many products sold for "decorating purposes only" in cake shops, including wires, plastic tapes, metallic paints, lustre powders, glitters & many plastic ornaments made in China (including cake stands and cake pillars). As long as customers are aware that the product is not edible and it is removed prior to serving, I don't see the cake topper as being any different.

BrandisBaked Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 1:50pm
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AThis site is full of Chicken Littles. While there is an acorn of truth in what's being said, it is often presented as if the sky is falling.

thelondonclayco Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 3:35pm
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ABrandies baked thank you x

Carrie789 Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 5:15pm
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Originally Posted by thelondonclayco 

Only put my work on to get peoples opinions nothing about what u use or how I do it. Shan't bother bye cc

Good. Goodbye. You want to sell these things, but you don't want questions? This was advertising pure and simple.

Lynne3 Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 5:36pm
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Cake Central lis not a place for rudeness.  and I know it was not advertising.  It was a request for constructive criticism.  That is why we have this forum. Keep posting 

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