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cake posted on C.C. It was a wedding cake and of course I forgot to save it as a favorite! I have some questions on it, and not so much on the design, but on some of the elements used. It had a pretty quilted pattern and where each point met, they used non-edible gems. It was so pretty! My question is this (because I would like to do this on a dummy cake), how practical is it to put those non-edible gems on a real cake if someone should see it and want to order it? I don't do any sugar work, so replicating in sugar is not an option. Can this be done, should it be done, has it been done? I would worry about someone cracking a tooth on one of those if it wasn't taken off a cake before it was served. I just don't want to make a dummy that I can't replicate in a real cake.

Thank you as always for any help!
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I agree with you, I wouldn't put anything on a cake that isn't edible! You can buy sugar gems from Global Sugar Art. Edible is a funny word though - just because you CAN eat it doesn't mean you SHOULD! You can eat sugar gems but you can still break your tooth! Its the kind of thing that keeps my dentist traveling to Europe and beyond!!

I digress....go with the edible gems!

Theresa
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I,ve known decorators that used edible gems on the cake(diamond pattern) and worrried themself sick about someone breaking a tooth, etc. They said that was a lesson and they would never do it again. This is from a person with a great business.
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Just a thought, but if you do something with non edible gems on it, you may want to limit your liability by either having your people serve at the wedding (as a paid option) or have them sign a waiver stating that they need to be removed by their people and that you will not be held responsible for their design choice.

Even if you do change out the non edible for edible, it may be best to still include that clause in your contract. I make sure that it is in writing (on the contract for a wedding cake and on the invoice for a small cake) that the cake/cupcake include sugar pearls that may cause dental damage if not removed because even those small things can do damage.

It is just a thought.......
post #5 of 6
I always pose the choice to the client. There is nothing edible on the market that sparkles like inedible rhinestones. A lot of times they will switch over to a dragee but if they want the real thing I just tell them to make sure it is all removed before the cake is sliced and then I don't worry about it anymore. I do also try to steer them to a solid band of stones at the bottom since there is no chance these will be mistaken for edible (connected like a necklace) but obviously that won't work for a design like you are thinking about.
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Originally Posted by inspiredbymom

Just a thought, but if you do something with non edible gems on it, you may want to limit your liability by either having your people serve at the wedding (as a paid option) or have them sign a waiver stating that they need to be removed by their people and that you will not be held responsible for their design choice.

Even if you do change out the non edible for edible, it may be best to still include that clause in your contract. I make sure that it is in writing (on the contract for a wedding cake and on the invoice for a small cake) that the cake/cupcake include sugar pearls that may cause dental damage if not removed because even those small things can do damage.

It is just a thought.......



If it were to be ordered, I definitely would have a waiver written up. Thanks for all your comments!
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