Need Answer Asap -Can Non-Toxic Markers Be Used On A Cake?

Decorating By clopin0 Updated 25 Jun 2009 , 9:53pm by cutthecake

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clopin0 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 3:21pm
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I borrowed my aunt's printer with edible ink to use for my son's birthday cake this weekend, but when I printed the images last night, the printer was out of red and yellow ink. I have the edible paper and was wondering if it would be OK to use non-toxic markers on it. The only edible markers that I can buy in my area are the Wilton ones, which only come in 5 colors (and I need more colors than that). Most children's washable markers are non-toxic, so does anyone know if I can use those to color the images?


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kamikaze_fish Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 3:45pm
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I wouldn't chance it.

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muddpuppy Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 9:12pm
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From a previous discussion the understanding I have is that non-toxic is NOT the same as edable, so I wouldn't chance it either...

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BlakesCakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 9:43pm
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If it were just to paint features on a modeled character, or something that probably wouldn't be eaten, I'd say go ahead, but if it's to color large portions of an edible image, then no, I wouldn't advise it.

If the Wilton markers are Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, & Black, then you can do almost any color you want by mixing the two:

R+Y= orange
R+G= brownish


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Lita829 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 9:49pm
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I wouldn't risk it.

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cutthecake Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 9:53pm
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Non-toxic does not mean edible. Plus, it might stain mouths, lips and teeth.

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