Once you add tylose, gumpaste etc to make your figures sturdier they take on a bitter taste and are not very pleasant to eat. I did a cake with party bears on it and nearly everyone had its head bitten off and then put back by the little kids. They do keep well as decorations, though. My sister kept the mice, toadstools and flowers that I put on her wedding cake for about 15 years before she decided that they really were too dusty and needed chucking.
3/12/14 at 2:27am