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post #211 of 267
There are flowers that you do need to use wire though. I just made some (baby breath) so what I did was wrap the wire's with floral tape, and since that's sticky...tightly wrapped that with cling wrap. I then plan on inserting it into a straw before inserting it into the cake.
post #212 of 267
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Originally Posted by weirkd

I swear, there is no wonder why there is so much cancer and other illness in the world. It seems like they stick the most toxic chemicals in things they really shouldnt. I had just received an email from a friend warning not to use the swifter wetjet if you have animals or pets because it contains antifreeze! That means if your baby is crawling on what you think is your clean floor, or your dog walks across the floor, then cleans his paws or you know babys put everything in their mouth. And voila, they can get poisoned. Its just sad that simple things in life have to be be thought twice before using.
Ive always been a drinking straw advocate, but waiting to hear what kind of toxic plastic they use to make those next!
Sad!



I couldn't agree more!
post #213 of 267
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Originally Posted by weirkd

I swear, there is no wonder why there is so much cancer and other illness in the world. It seems like they stick the most toxic chemicals in things they really shouldnt. I had just received an email from a friend warning not to use the swifter wetjet if you have animals or pets because it contains antifreeze! That means if your baby is crawling on what you think is your clean floor, or your dog walks across the floor, then cleans his paws or you know babys put everything in their mouth. And voila, they can get poisoned. Its just sad that simple things in life have to be be thought twice before using.
Ive always been a drinking straw advocate, but waiting to hear what kind of toxic plastic they use to make those next!
Sad!



Not true. http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/swiffer.asp
post #214 of 267
Ok, after 6 pages I gave up looking for what I wanted to know. LOL I understand about using straws in the cake for the wires, but I'm sure my customers are going to want to eat the decoration on the end of the wire. Any ideas on how to make that safe? Or is it just wasted?
post #215 of 267
You need to let them know that they are not edible due to the fact that they are in direct contact with the wires. Though I have had many friends who shrug and go ahead and eat them anyway (always the guys, of course). Not sure what the customers do once the cake is in their possession.
post #216 of 267
i think i posted this once before but I will place it here (for those who have asked me). at one time i had used the floral wire and then I read this post.. here is the lastest update on my wire use. ..

I stick my wires directly into my cakes 90% of the time, because I buy stainless steel food safe wire. It can be purchased in rods or on spools and in many different gauges. It is the wire used in orthodontics, surgery, baking and food industry. The manufactures have the food grade certification. I dont know if the websites will show up here, so go to your browser and type in "food grade safe wire" it will bring up a variety of sites and you can choose which company you want to use. i suggest looking for that certifcation notice. I prefer a company that doesnt have a minimum order and offers spools in a variety of guages. One company I came across offered it in a variety of colors, it was a thinner grade used for braces but can hold small delicate flowers. I hope this answers all the questions that have been asked of me.

Unless it is a certified food safe wire, I strongly suggest staws or coffee stirs. It would be bad to poison our family and friends (or customers). LOL

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post #217 of 267
No reason to panic, people remove the flower sprays before they eat the cake! I dont think it leakes any chemical into the cake.
In general I use Wilton spiks, but if by any chance I run out i usually make a little cone made of foil an wrap it around the end of the spays wire so it will not be inserted directly on the cake.
post #218 of 267
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Originally Posted by tesso

i think i posted this once before but I will place it here (for those who have asked me). at one time i had used the floral wire and then I read this post.. here is the lastest update on my wire use. ..

I stick my wires directly into my cakes 90% of the time, because I buy stainless steel food safe wire. It can be purchased in rods or on spools and in many different gauges. It is the wire used in orthodontics, surgery, baking and food industry. The manufactures have the food grade certification. I dont know if the websites will show up here, so go to your browser and type in "food grade safe wire" it will bring up a variety of sites and you can choose which company you want to use. i suggest looking for that certifcation notice. I prefer a company that doesnt have a minimum order and offers spools in a variety of guages. One company I came across offered it in a variety of colors, it was a thinner grade used for braces but can hold small delicate flowers. I hope this answers all the questions that have been asked of me.

Unless it is a certified food safe wire, I strongly suggest staws or coffee stirs. It would be bad to poison our family and friends (or customers). LOL

happy baking to all. icon_smile.gif



Awesome information!

Are you comfortable sharing the name of the company from whom you ordered? When Googling "food grade safe wire" all that comes up are links to forum discussions of cake decorators asking about food safe wire. icon_smile.gif

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post #219 of 267
I wouldn't guarantee anything, but (as I've mentioned elsewhere), I should think that the stainless steel skewers that come in a turkey lacing kit (M.E. Heuck seems to be the biggest manufacturer) would be food-safe (given that they're normally in contact with meat, in a hot oven, for well over an hour), and the same can probably be said of potato nails.

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post #220 of 267
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Unfortunately, Tessa never responded to this thread or to my PM. I hope everything is okay with her. I'd really like to find out who supplies her with food-grade stainless wire so I could order it too.

Not quite sure how turkey skewers or potato nails could be used in cake, but I would hope they would be food-safe too. LOL
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post #221 of 267

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post #222 of 267
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post #223 of 267
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Originally Posted by Ballymena

SPAGHETTI!!!
You can buy pasta called Bucatini which is a spaghetti with a hole down the middle. I use #6 but it comes smaller and larger. The #6 is perfect for a #22 gauge wire or thinner (the larger the wire number the smaller the size). I also use it to build my fondant roses on, it is very strong because of the size and completely edible in case someone bites it. thumbs_up.gif



This is a great idea. At Greenfiield Village in Dearborn, MI they use something similar for staws in their restaurants because back in the day, plastic straws didn't exist, right? My kids think this is hilarious to drink from a noodle! icon_smile.gif

ps google orthodotic/ or dental wire and there are companies that show up. I have no idea what expense it is, though.
post #224 of 267

deborahanne

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