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post #16 of 59
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Originally Posted by MaisieBake

They're not actually food.

Remember that kid in your kid's daycare who always, but always, ate the paste they were supposed to use to stick macaroni on something for crafts? Little Jennifer the paste-eater grew up to eat dragees.



Too funny!!!
post #17 of 59
i have to hide the my silver balls from my bf - he eats them all if he gets a chance! mmm so tasty when they go soft on icing!
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post #18 of 59
Wow, now with everyone saying they use them, I'm sorry I threw them out. It was after I made some smart a$$ comment on here about someone eating one of my cookies and asked if they were edible, I said, yeah, like I would put BBs on your cookie. And I got a response back that they were, in fact, not edible. Then looked at that website I put up in this thread, and I threw them out. I really loved to decorate with them!
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post #19 of 59
my first homemade birthday cake (and actually the only one I remember) was a pink frosted (store bought, yum lol) in a lasagna pan and then my mom took her hand and outlined it in pink frosting and filled the entire inside of the outline with silver dragees making..........yes you guessed it, a Michael Jackson glove (hey, I didn't know what he was all about back then lol) and she must have used 2 whole bottles of those things, I mean it was just PILED up on there and I ate EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM!!! My brother's weren't allowed ANY portion of the "glove"..I ate them over the course of a couple days and nothing EVER happened to me......well nothing the doctors can put their finger on anyhow lol. I use them and my customers love them, they add so much to a cake.....besides, you're lucky if any one customer gets more than 2 of the things on their slice of cake anyhow!
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post #20 of 59
My question is can you take regular white dragees and paint them silver with luster or will they dissolve?
post #21 of 59
My cousin told me that they can't get them in Cal., so I'm taking some to her when I go visit her in Los Angeles this summer. Such a shame that a some people (lawsuits) ruin it for others.
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post #22 of 59
Very good question, Hipnot! I may have to try that....which begets the questions, if luster dust is edible, why not silver dragees
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post #23 of 59
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That settles it! I'm going to order all the colors I want over the net. But before I do I need to know what size for a 5 inch cookie. Thanks for all the replies.
Carleen
post #24 of 59
When I was kid I used to pour my mouth full of them. I loved the way they felt rolling around. All the silver would come off and then I would crunch them. i don't have any problems and I haven't started glowing. I think you would have to eat 40 bazillion to have any effect!

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post #25 of 59
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Originally Posted by carleen2140

That settles it! I'm going to order all the colors I want over the net. But before I do I need to know what size for a 5 inch cookie. Thanks for all the replies.
Carleen



4mm are a good all-purpose size. Hope that helps!
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post #26 of 59
Yes you can paint them. I needed gold & only had pearls & silver.
I have no problem getting them here in CA. icon_biggrin.gif They don't sell them in grocery stores still, but both my cakes shops have quite a selection!
post #27 of 59
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Originally Posted by MaisieBake

They're not actually food.

Remember that kid in your kid's daycare who always, but always, ate the paste they were supposed to use to stick macaroni on something for crafts? Little Jennifer the paste-eater grew up to eat dragees.



lmao! The girl who ate the paste in my gr one class was a Jennifer lol Im a Jennifer too but it was not me..honest icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #28 of 59
Have to say I was completely shocked when I was placing an online order and first read that they were "not for human consumption." Thought they had to be kidding- I've eaten probably a million of these in my lifetime and never had a single issue! In fact, my sisters and I used to fight over who got the cookies with them on it! thumbs_up.gif
post #29 of 59
I understand that they are considered FOOD SAFE in the UK. However, the US FDA does not consider them food safe and has not approved as FOOD. Thus, the little "decorations only" clause on the jar.

As far as painting them, remember that your gold and silver dust is also, not food safe. (Sugarpaste.com has some that are, but are not that high gloss metallic look)

I too love them and enjoyed eating them as a kid. I would not include them on anything I made for someone one else. I would be worried about the liability. (It is the US peoeple will sue over anything.)
post #30 of 59
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Originally Posted by MBHazel


I too love them and enjoyed eating them as a kid. I would not include them on anything I made for someone one else. I would be worried about the liability. (It is the US peoeple will sue over anything.)



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