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Sugar pearls, are they actually edible?

post #1 of 19
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Hi 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
post #2 of 19
What 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...

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post #3 of 19

What the? Seriously? We have to wonder about those now too? Thought they were just a hard fondant like substance.

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post #4 of 19
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They may break your teeth icon_smile.gif

Maybe that's why.

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post #5 of 19

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. 

post #6 of 19
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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.
post #7 of 19
I 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.
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post #8 of 19
I thought carnauba wax was for cars or leather?
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post #9 of 19
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I 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 icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 19
Huh? 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.
post #11 of 19
Yeah, sixlets are terrible. Waxy. I bet they have the carnauba wax in them too. icon_wink.gif
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post #13 of 19
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does it look familiar to any one with for decoration only on there?
post #14 of 19

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. 

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post #15 of 19
What are the ingredients?
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