3D Printed Cake Topper, Food Safe?

Decorating By jporter313 Updated 2 Jul 2012 , 7:35am by carmijok

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jporter313 Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 9:24pm
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Hey all, first post here. My fiance and I are having our wedding in November of this year and we're trying to get a custom 3d printed cake topper to fit our theme. We've gotten a quote from a 3D fabrication company, but I want to make sure the material is food safe. The fabricator says the prints are made of photo cured acrylic and he's heard that it is in a catalyzed form and is inert, but he doesn't know for sure. Does anyone have any experience with this? Would you have any idea if this is safe to stick on top of a cake?

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BakingIrene Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 12:06am
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Most pillars are acrylic. Polycarbonate plastic is polycarbonate plastic...no residue in the bulk to make it unsafe. But laser cutting may add something less than idea.

But if you are concerned, then have a fondant platform made to sit on the cake under the topper.

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carmijok Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 7:35am
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Are you planning on eating it? It's a topper so I assume it's going to sit on top of the cake? If it's that much of a worry, cut a circle (or square) of matching gum paste, let it dry hard and then set it on top of that...or use another type of base to set it on. Even if it touches the cake, unless it's made of melting rat poison it won't be soaking into it--especially if it's fondant covered.

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