Gumpaste - Edible Or Food Safe?

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nonilm Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 10:38pm
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Do you tell people the gumpaste flowers and figures are edible? I say technically they are edible but you may break a tooth! Is food safe a better term? Just curious if anyone has had a problem telling people it is edible.

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BlakesCakes Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 12:01am
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If the gum paste items don't contain wires, toothpicks, artificial supports or stamens, and are colored with edible (not just non-toxic) colors, then they are fully edible.

If any of the conditions above are not met, then they are just food safe and non-toxic.


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costumeczar Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 12:48pm
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Gumpaste is basically the same stuff that Necco Wafers and those candy hearts with words on them are made from, but without the flavoring. You can eat it.

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