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post #16 of 23
I buy rolls of colored foil from my cake supply store. it comes in lots of colors and is relativly inexpensive. A roll of 50ft long by 20in wide costs under $10.00
I currently have about 10 different colors right now.
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post #17 of 23
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Is the foil safe? I have looked at a lot of websites and it mentions florist foil in a lot of colors but cake foil in only white and silver. Is florist foil food safe? I do not know of a cake supply store near me, I usually have to order everything online.
post #18 of 23
You know, now I'm not sure if it's safe for food use. Since they sell it at all 4 cake supply stores near me, I think it would be. They all sell the same brand, Guardsman.
I never questioned it. It says on the wrapper "pure aluminum foil". I've been using it for 15+ years.
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post #19 of 23
D-dar,
Don't set your cake directly on the contact paper; it is not food safe. However, you can set your cake on a cake board attached to the contact-paper-covered board.
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post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by D-dar

I love the idea of scrapbook paper. I could use the same as I used to make my daughters graduation invitations. So I just choose my paper and cover my board with this and then cover with contact paper and I can place the cake straight on this?



Place your cake on its own cake board (same size as the cake) then attach that cakeboard to the decorative one. I use duct tape to attach mine. Add your boarder after you attach to the decorative to cover up any of the board you can see. HTH
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post #21 of 23
I use wrapping paper and cover it in food safe cellophane, available in rolls at Michael's.
post #22 of 23

Out of curiosity, what isn't food safe about contact paper?  Just thinking I line drawers and shelves with it, and plates and utensils I eat with come in contact with it all the time...

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post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Girlfriendal View Post
 

Out of curiosity, what isn't food safe about contact paper?  Just thinking I line drawers and shelves with it, and plates and utensils I eat with come in contact with it all the time...

Contact paper has phthalates in it and can be made from recycled plastics [so it can have other contaminants in it].  Plates & utensils sitting on it are inert objects and can't release any of those things.  Acidic and oily foods--cake and icing--are not inert and can absorb those things.  Colored/patterned contact paper can have lead in the inks.

 

There should always be a paper/cardboard barrier between food and contact paper.

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