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Hello everyone ... I have a question ... what is the difference between the food writers that wilton sells and the non-toxic markers kids use? I don't like the food writers because the tip is too thick ... non toxic markers come in more color variety and are much thinner.... anyone know??
post #2 of 11
My girlfriend and I were wondering the same exact thing. She used her kids markers for some minor detailing in her cookies once (for a party at her home). They were all eaten and no one got sick. Not sure if that makes it okay but she did it. I personally don't like using the food writers - I have the Wilton ones. I have seen some people use them and they look great, I haven't had that success. Are there any other brands others have used that they really like??
post #3 of 11
I bought a pack of AmeriColor Gourmet Writer pens and I like them a lot better. It came with the bright colors like pink and purple as well as the primary colors and the points are more fine than the Wilton but they are kind of expensive...$15.00 for a pack of 10. I believe I got those from KopyKake.
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post #4 of 11
I may try those. I need to order some other stuff from KopyKake - ink and frosting sheets are running out. Thanks for the info.
post #5 of 11
I would not serve Crayola markers to people to eat. I think it just means you can't get high off of them or something. They are not meant to be actually eaten.
post #6 of 11
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I thought non-toxic meant that if kids ate them it would not hurt them ... God knows my kids are fine after eating a good share of crayons ....lol .... I was wondering about the chemical difference
post #7 of 11
Play-Doh is non-toxic too. I like working with it better than fondant. Should I just use that instead? It comes in a TON of colors and tastes just about the same as Wilton's premade stuff!

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Non-toxic means it won't kill you to eat it, but it's not meant to be eaten. I would never use something not deemed EDIBLE in my kitchen.

Kelly
post #8 of 11
Non-Toxic means that they can be ingested with no side effects. Usually used in reference to kids because they will eat marker, play-doh and anything else you give them. I would not suggest serving these as they are not very tasty, however I don't think they are going to hurt anyone, hence the non-toxic label.
post #9 of 11
kellyh57 - Thats is SO icon_lol.gif funny. I can't agree more about the Wilton fondant.

Genius!
post #10 of 11
ditto on the Wilton fondant issue. icon_smile.gif


I have wondered numerous times about the non-toxic question, and although I don't use any Crayola markers - I would be willing to bet they are no more dangerous than a marker with edible colors.

Some of the dyes approved for consumption by the USDA - like Red Dye #6, were later found to cause problems in humans. Cancer, I think, but don't quote me on that.

I'm pretty sure the 'edible' ones are not nutritious in any sense, and as such, are probably no different from the non-toxic ones.

a million years ago - I was studying marketing and it was interesting to find that a number of big 'brand names' also sell their identical product under other names. For instance, Loreal products are often Clinique brand, just repackaged. they can sell to more markets that way. Kraft sells its cheese under different store-brand names sometimes.

I wouldn't be surprised to find some edible and non-toxic markers to have the identical ingredients.

but - that's just my thoughts. I have no proof.
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post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by sofiasmami

Hello everyone ... I have a question ... what is the difference between the food writers that wilton sells and the non-toxic markers kids use? I don't like the food writers because the tip is too thick ... non toxic markers come in more color variety and are much thinner.... anyone know??




Non-toxic does not mean that they should be ingested.

The Wilton's/kopykake/and other brands edible markers Are food safe And FDA approved for human consumption. Crayola is not. I do not think it would be very unwise to use markers that are not approved for consumption.
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