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post #106 of 164
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Jeeeezzz!! I'm sitting here reading these comments and just laughing my butt off!! Seriously, I never really gave a thought as to how many ways a slice a of cake could kill someone. I used to come to CC to get/give advice and look at some of the cool cake pics but now I just come on here to laugh. CakesDecor folks haven't gotten their panties in a wad over world-changing events like using disco-dust.....yet!

Yet is right. It just hasn't been around long enough.

If you want to see what people getting their panties in a wad REALLY looks like, go read any comments on any yahoo news article. This is nursery school in comparison.
post #107 of 164
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Yet is right. It just hasn't been around long enough.
If you want to see what people getting their panties in a wad REALLY looks like, go read any comments on any yahoo news article. This is nursery school in comparison.

You're right, these comments are nothing compare to the yahoo one's. Sometimes I skip the entire news article just to read the comments!
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post #108 of 164
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Originally Posted by fedra View Post

Jeeeezzz!! I'm sitting here reading these comments and just laughing my butt off!! Seriously, I never really gave a thought as to how many ways a slice a of cake could kill someone. I used to come to CC to get/give advice and look at some of the cool cake pics but now I just come on here to laugh. CakesDecor folks haven't gotten their panties in a wad over world-changing events like using disco-dust.....yet!

You make me laugh lol but I guess for some people just starting out and learning these forms can be a real lifesaver, i've spent maybe 3 hours tonight reading over pages and pages of info from what colours to killers lol :)

 

Truely stunning what how wrong you can go with a cake :? 

 

Ang 

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post #109 of 164
I'm glad you've posted this and added the letter. But unfortunately, most will. However, I do agree with someone else that all counties in every state should add this to the cottage food law list of No, No's. I'll be forwarding this on on my FB too, thanks!
post #110 of 164

I would also prefer to eat dd rather than a McRib. That is some really nasty stuff! And I have never seen it written here (may have to look up a thread) tha the floral foil isn't approved, but I always suspected there is something not right about slapping your cake directly on it. The color leaches into a cake, and easily wipes off onto a towel, or your finger. I use it, but I ALWAYS put a board under my cake. The place I used to work still uses it directly under cake. 

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
post #111 of 164
I would rather not eat a McRib or DD and hope I never am forced to pick! Lol. I can see why people don't mind eating either MCRibs or DD, but I would not want to eat either.

At least with a McRib the average person is on notice that what they're eating is highly processed (as ribless ribs do not naturally occur in nature) and unhealthy (because its fast food). I did not know DD was plastic and I bake and decorate cakes. I don't expect the average person to know this. I suspect that the average person would think that the DD was in the same edible category as sprinkles or jimmies, and not in the inedible category of things you'd find on a cake, like cake wire, which an average person would not knowingly bite into.

GSA sells FDA approved florist foil, which is what I use, but who knows. I guess we can just try to make things as safe as possible but there are no guarantees. That said, if I ever used DD on the edible parts of cake, I'd put a warning sign next to the cake. It's okay for me to make the informed choice to ingest DD but I don't think it's fair to make that choice for every person who eats a slice. **Actually, thinking about this further, the sign might be removed, so I do not think I would ever put DD on the edible portion of a cake.

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post #112 of 164

for what it's worth and for possibly any newbies and while we're sort of on that subject

 

wrapping paper is also a big no no

 

it is printed with inks not meant to ingest of course

 

like printing icing sheets in regular ink printers

 

just a further thought

 

they sure are pretty and add a lot of pizzazz but yeah no

 

not for safety's sake

 

which leads me to this thought

 

be safe your self, cakers

 

wear goggles and simple face mask for airbrushing and dusting

 

when mixing confectioner's sugar icing and adding flour to the mixer when the dust cloud rises

 

don't breath that

 

and watch it when you spray the grease-the-pan sprays

 

don't breath that either

 

srsly

 

you only get the one pair of lungs

 

for the most part

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

post #113 of 164
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I just had a young mother come into my bakery asking about a glittery cake for her baby's upcoming 1st birthday.

 

My first thought was, "Alright, who put you up to this?"  But as we discussed the theme of the party (which is pink and purple and glitter LOL), it turns out that she's seen pictures of glittery cakes.

 

I briefly explained that certain kinds of glitter are sold to cake decorators who use it on cakes, but most of them are unaware that it is just regular craft-store glitter.  She thought that was pretty gross.

 

She was much more in love with the idea of having glittered removable elements on the cake after I told her I could do that but she'd have to sign the order form stating that x, x, and x were to be removed from the cake before serving.  Of course, she was totally agreeable with that.

 

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Too bad my husband doesn't do x-rays and CAT scans anymore.  I wonder if metallic DD makes guts all glittery on x-ray.  That'd make the radiologist go, "WTH?!?"

~ Sherri
~ Sherri
post #114 of 164

Cakepro - I don't know what the cake decorating glitter is like in the USA, but the stuff here is actually plastic, not metal. Its still not edible, but it doesn't feel grainy like regular glitter, which makes it presumably easier to ingest!!

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post #115 of 164
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Cakepro - I don't know what the cake decorating glitter is like in the USA, but the stuff here is actually plastic, not metal. Its still not edible, but it doesn't feel grainy like regular glitter, which makes it presumably easier to ingest!!

Yes, DD is plastic and is very fine.  Some (like the holographic silver DD) seems to have a metallic element to it (albeit still plastic-looking) but after hubby looked at the holo silver dust, he said the atomic number was probably too small and the x-rays would just penetrate it.

 

It was just one of those random funny thoughts that popped into my head.  Glittery guts.  Mystified radiologist.  Ha ha. icon_rolleyes.gif  Heading back to the kitchen now....

~ Sherri
~ Sherri
post #116 of 164
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Originally Posted by Evoir View Post

Cakepro - I don't know what the cake decorating glitter is like in the USA, but the stuff here is actually plastic, not metal. Its still not edible, but it doesn't feel grainy like regular glitter, which makes it presumably easier to ingest!!

mmm...It was my understanding that it was made of magical unicorn farts. And the elves put it through their enchanted blender to make it all sprinkly.

post #117 of 164
Dip your dang finger in the pot and stick in your mouth. Grind the little pieces with your front teeth. That should clear things up for those still in doubt.
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post #118 of 164
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Dip your dang finger in the pot and stick in your mouth. Grind the little pieces with your front teeth. That should clear things up for those still in doubt.

That just made my teeth scream.
post #119 of 164

Aye carumba!

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post #120 of 164
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Dip your dang finger in the pot and stick in your mouth. Grind the little pieces with your front teeth. That should clear things up for those still in doubt.

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