Did anyone see the Cake Boss episode last week (and it was reran this week) with the wedding cake that was covered with roses? Were they gumpaste flowers on floral wire that he was sticking in the cake? I thought this wasn't safe. Was it something else besides wire he was sticking in the cake?
I believe he does stick the wire right in cakes. I put in straws first because I don't want wire touching the cake as it is not food safe
The whole 3 tier cake was covered with roses. I'm just shocked there would be that much wire in there.
I think he had put floral tape around them....still not sure if that is safe, but I'm pretty sure that's what I heard him say
It was really, really, pretty, but jeez, covered, taped, or not that would be a lot of wires shoved in a cake....
I think they said they were sanitized before they were put in the cake.
I watched it last night and I didn't hear anything about it being sanitized first. My impression was that he was sticking them directly into the cake without any tape.
The peacock feather were sanitized. The floral tape was for the branches and the roses he did not mention if they were sanitized or not. It seemed that he just stuck the wires in. The full episode is on the TLC website.
I've seen him assemble cakes before on the show and sticks the wires directly into the cake, always wondered about that.
Of course I've seen other shows where they place cake directly onto uncovered styrofoam, no cardboard seperator or anything...yummy, who wants some styrofoam flavored cake?
Colette Peters puts her's directly into the cake. I do too. The only thing you have to watch out for is that if you put to many in, you can destabilize the cake because it has to many holes. It's almost like slicing it up.
Is it me, or did the new Martha Stewart Weddings have a cake on the cover that was completely covered in roses too?.... A new trend?
Yip, he wraps with floral tape and sticks them right in. I didn't get to see the Martha Stewart one, but I'm going to attempt a two tiered one for my bridal show at the end of this month. If I can take making that many roses that is
No matter what you see people on TV do, neither wire nor floral tape is food safe and neither should be stuck directly in cake. I have often wanted to call Buddy's shop and scold him about doing that - not only for his customers' sake but because SO many people watch him and emulate him with the mentality that "if I saw it on TV, it MUST be okay."
I know - ew! I wouldn't want a cake with all that wire stuck in it!
I saw the wire was covered with something white....all I can offer
I watched it and yea I think he was using those white cloth/cotton covered wires. I have some in my cake drawers. Wire is not exposed but the end is.
I didn't pay much attention to it when I watched it - was busy with something else really - I hope he did use the covered ones, at least that is better!
yes they were covered with a white material
What bothered me more than the wire stuck in the cake was that he stuck supposedly "sanitized" feathers into it!!!! I love Buddy, his cakes and the show- but I gave a big yikes when he poked the feathers directly in it!