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post #1 of 70
Thread Starter 
has any one used rubber stamp to put pictures on a cake with food coloring? Please let me know and would like to see picks if so. Thanks.
post #2 of 70
Rubber stamps bought in a craft store are not food-safe. They leach chemicals which are used in the manufacture of them, into the food product. If you get caught using them, you can possibly end up paying a hefty fine by the FDA.

The only food-safe rubber stamps on the market are the ones sold by

www.sweetstampen.com

Holly, the owner, can also give you advice on how to use them on various food products.

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post #3 of 70
Just popping in to ask a question..i"m assuming the stamps made by wilton for cookies are ok too, aren't they? I have some i bought a few years ago, there is a set for sports balls, and a frog stamp etc..
post #4 of 70
I didn't even think about them, because they've been off the market here for so long.

Yes, Wilton stamps are food-safe, according to the package.

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post #5 of 70
Thread Starter 
I did not know that. Thank you. I am glad I did not buy any yet. I guess thats what we are all here for.. to help each other.
post #6 of 70
You're welcome.

Check Holly's website posted above, and see if there is anything on there that you can use for your experiments.

There's a gorgeous rose on a stem which I used to do a demo in candy stamping at the PA ICEs two years ago.

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post #7 of 70
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Rubber stamps bought in a craft store are not food-safe


I'm just curious. I have not heard this before. Where did you learn this?

Maureen
post #8 of 70
Laur'el Silverberg did an episode on Carol Duvall (HTGV), using rubber stamps to decorate cookies. She was contacted by the FDA regarding the safety of the stamps. She did not know at the time, but did the research and got the answer - no, they were not.

She developed the line of food-safe rubber stamps sold at Sweet Stampen. Holly Dare now owns the company, and has added many more products to her line.

I have also written to rubber stamp companies and clay mold companies regarding their materials, and they all reply the same way. They are not made for use with food, and therefore are not considered food-safe compliant.

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post #9 of 70
Laur'el Silverberg did an episode on Carol Duvall (HTGV), using rubber stamps to decorate cookies.

You know, I think I saw that episode. It was YEARS ago.

Thank you for your response.

Maureen
post #10 of 70
I totally understand where you all are coming from... but just because something is not regulated for use in food does not necessarily mean that it will leach toxic chemicals. Just that since food is not its main purpose, the producing company is choosing not to spend the time and money getting it approved. Does anyone know if they actually do something bad, or if it is just unregulated? Just seems like something so simple and in contact for so little time couldn't do much. There are a lot of things we all use that fall into this category.
post #11 of 70
According to the information Laur'el gave me, when the stamps were tested, they leached chemicals that are used in the manufacture of the stamps, and therefore were determined to be non-compliant. She did not specifically tell me if they were the chemicals used in the "ingredients" of the stamp, or if they were the chemicals used in the etch process. She was also told that there are severe penalties if she continues to knowingly use them.

I know, from buying stamp-making kits, that the chemicals used in the etch process are carcinogens, and are absorbed into the rubber.

Hey, I'm disappointed about it. I would love to work with the stamps I find in the craft stores. I have all three of the big ones on the East Coast here - Michael's, AC Moore, and Joann, plus what they sell at Wal-Mart and the paper stores. I'm not willing to risk it.

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post #12 of 70
According to the information Laur'el gave me, when the stamps were tested, they leached chemicals that are used in the manufacture of the stamps, and therefore were determined to be non-compliant. She did not specifically tell me if they were the chemicals used in the "ingredients" of the stamp, or if they were the chemicals used in the etch process. She was also told that there are severe penalties if she continues to knowingly use them.

I know, from buying stamp-making kits, that the chemicals used in the etch process are carcinogens, and are absorbed into the rubber.

Hey, I'm disappointed about it. I would love to work with the stamps I find in the craft stores. I have all three of the big ones on the East Coast here - Michael's, AC Moore, and Joann, plus what they sell at Wal-Mart and the paper stores. I'm not willing to risk it.

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post #13 of 70
Just be careful if you go to SweetStampens Website. I had some issues way back when with Holly and won't buy from that website again.
post #14 of 70
See, now I've bought merchandise from her a few times, and have never had a problem. I guess it's like that other place, some get lucky, some don't.

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post #15 of 70
A little off topic, but.... When using stamps, do you use regular food coloring or somehting else??

Thanks
Melia
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